THE BEAUTY OF MUSHROOMS
Mushrooms are the recyclers of forests. You may not know this, but mushrooms are so diverse their types rival that of the entire animal kingdom. They've also been found to be a closer relative to humans than other plants.
Photographer Steve Axford is passionate about the colors and beauty of the mushroom and the world of fungi in general, and loves to share his visual curiosity and discoveries with the world. Living in Australia, Steve travels around the world, capturing photos of rare animals, plants and the diverse people he meets. But his greatest love of photography is saved for the fungi, which, I think, have never been captured as beautifully as this.
Clancy's comment: Wow! Thanks to Steve Axford for these magnificent photographs. Most of them look like communication discs from Mars.