A Magical World Of Rare Mushrooms
Australia-based photographer Steve Axford loves to travel to the remotest corners of the earth, capturing the lives of people, animals, and most importantly, fungi. His fascinating photographs of the diverse world of fungi seem to picture a fantastic expedition to some distant alien world. And it’s easy to understand why. Many of these rare mushroom species are unknown to us and have never been photographed before.
“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely,” says Axford. “I try to combine the beauty I see with some scientific accuracy, so most of my photos could be used to identify things and will show the fine detail.“
Many of these rare fungi were photographed around Axford’s home in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia. However, his travels in search of rare species have taken him as far as Victoria and Tasmania.
Cyptotrama aspratum or Gold tuft
Cyathus novaezelandiae or Birds Nest Fungi
Entoloma Hochstetteri (virescens)
Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)
Luminous fungi (Mycena chlorophos)
Red cup fungi
Really amazing photos and inspiring shapes, textures and colours. Very magical!