Photographer Continues to Capture the Visual Diversity of Rare Fungi

About a year ago, we marveled at the unique fungi that Australian photographer Steve Axford captured with his camera. And lucky for us, it looks like the New South Wales resident has discovered even more gorgeous and diverse species to share. These definitely aren't your typical mushrooms–many are brightly colored with unusual shapes and textures. Also, they don't always don the emblematic “caps.” Instead, some of these fungi hang over logs or other vegetation.

Axford's documentation has unearthed a photographic collection of rare fungi, a world that's often hidden from the average person. Here, particularly in the Northern Rivers area, he's revealed not only mushrooms, but slime molds, and lichen that you would've never known existed. “My photography has been my avenue into this world,” Axford writes on his website, “as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely.” It's also a great reminder for us to appreciate the amazing diversity of our planet.

Steve Axford: SmugMug | Flickr | Facebook
via [ColossalInhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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