There’s No Mario Here, But His Camera Close-Ups Of Mushrooms Are Just As Magical

No one gives the world of fungi any thought. We look down and see tiny, boring buttons sprouting from the ground. Dive in though and it’s a different story.

Photographer Steve Axford from Australia takes us deep into the world of fungi. His macro photography reveals colors and subtleties in the fungi world that form a dreamlike atmosphere. It’s really a sight to behold!

Marasmius haematocephalus
Campanella sp.

Panus fasciatus
Schizophyllum commune
Leratiomyces sp.

Mycena chlorophos
Campanella sp.
Cyptotrama aspratum or Gold tuft
Marasmius sp.
Mycena austrororida
Cyathus novaezelandiae or Birds Nest Fungi
Mycna chlorophos
Tremella fimbriata
Hairy mycena
Campanella sp.

Leratiomyces ceres (Redlead Roundhead)
White mycena
Marasmius haematocephalus

Mycena interrupta
Luminous fungi (Mycena chlorophos)
Hygrocybe anomala
Red cup fungi
Hairy mycena
Entoloma Hochstetteri (virescens)
White Mycena

Marasmius sp.
Campanella sp.

Steve’s photographs also helps those interested in the science of mushrooms.

My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. 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.

We love how macro photography takes viewers inside universes unknown to the naked eye. These photos came from Steve’s site, where you can find other amazing shots of nature similar to these here.

If you love what Steve has done, do him a favor and share his pics with friends.