Photos of Extremely Unusual Mushrooms and Other Fungi

Australian photographer Steve Axford 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 handful of the images seen here, namely the “hairy” fungi called Cookeina Tricholoma, were photographed last year on a trip to Xishuangbanna, China and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Axford suspects that some of the species he encounters may be unknown to science and that he may have documented them for the first time.

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11 thoughts on “Photos of Extremely Unusual Mushrooms and Other Fungi

  1. Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Simply psychedelic and mind-blowing…Australian photographer Steve Axford 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. Don’t miss this amazing post, and thank you for sharing, Alk3r!

  2. I love all the different shapes, colors and sizes of mushrooms! Hiking in the mountains of NC I saw unusual fungi, but nothing like these beautiful mushrooms! Thanks for sharing all these unique forms of life!

  3. Pingback: Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II | ALK3R

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