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Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

May 27, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their…

 

 



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New Photos of Extremely Unusual Mushrooms and Other Fungi by Steve Axford

July 29, 2016

Christopher Jobson

It’s been well over a year since we last checked in with Australian photographer Steve Axford (previously here and here) who ventures into forested areas near his home in New South Wales to photograph the unusual forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he finds growing there. The permutations in color, shape, and size found in each specimen are a testament to the radical diversity of living creatures found in just a small area. A…

 

 



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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford

May 12, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Marasmius haematocephalus To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he spends his time documenting the living world around him, often traveling to remote locations to seek out rare animals, plants, and even people. But it’s his work tracking down some of the…

 

 



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Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II

November 22, 2016

Christopher Jobson

This stunning timelapse footage from the new Planet Earth II series on BBC One captures a wide variety of unusual fungi as it blooms at night. The clip is from the latest Jungles episode (UK only) and includes a few specimens that were shot for the very first time by Steve Axford whose fungi photography we’ve shared here many times. Unfortunately, watching Planet Earth II anywhere outside the UK legally is almost impossible until early…