Hugh Erle Smith


About me


I started out as a child...
growing up in the tide pools of the Pacific coast with my marine biologist mother.

Of course, everything in the tide pools is small and I took an interest in all of the wonders that nature has to offer.

Later I became interested in photography and then my brother took me on my first mushroom hunt in Fort Bragg, California. It was a very successful mushroom hunt! From then on I was hooked, and being already interested in the macro and the natural world, started photographing mushrooms. I do most of my hunting in Northern California and the Pacific Coast.

I carry my camera everywhere I go.

There's a whole world out there waiting to be discovered!