Stunning, aren't they?
Perhaps it's just as well I don't travel much as I'd want to bring home all sorts of strange & wonderful things. Of course the majority of them would be either plants or animals & I don't expect customs or MAF would be too happy about that....nor would the neighbours ;)
These beauties were spotted in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, which is one of the best examples of sub tropical rainforests left on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland Australia.
I desperately wanted to touch them, & easily could have, but didn't out of respect of the delicate ecological structure for this wondrous place.
Instead I just took photo's & marvelled at how nature gets it so very right every time. Fungi that appear as vessels turned of a wonderfully grained timber growing on dead or decaying wood. Perfect.