Photographer Steve Axford travels all around the world, capturing photos of rare animals, plants, and many different diverse people that he meets. His fascinating photographs of the diverse world of fungi seem to picture a fantastic expedition to some distant alien world.
“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. Most of my photography is still pictures, as you will see on this site. 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. Recently I have started to take time lapse videos of mushrooms, and other things, growing. This adds another dimension to an already fascination world and sometimes allows a glimpse into the world of interactions between different life forms.
I also photograph travel, usually to places away from cities, and when I can to remote, rarely visited places. In some of these places, I have focused on volcanoes and the people living with them, and some are just remote places. I have divided my website into living things, and the world and the people in it. The living things I have split into plants, animals and fungi. There are others groups, but most are too small to photograph. The world is split into locations.” – Steve Axford
Mysterious World of Rare Mushrooms in Macro Photography by Steve Axford: