Mycena chlorophos, in the subtropical forests of New South Wales Photographed by Steve Axford, steveax1 on Flickr. All Rights Reserved _____________________________________
Mycena chlorophos is a species of agaric fungus found on fallen woody debris such as dead twigs, branches, and logs in the forests of subtropical Asia. Its fruit bodies (mushrooms) are bioluminescent and emit a pale green light. [Wikipedia]
Photographer Steve Axford of New South Wales, Australia, has a gift for capturing the hidden world of fungi, like the the bioluminescent mushroom Mycena chlorophos above. These organisms, like plants and animals, exist in their own kingdom. And while they might look plantlike, they’re actually more genetically similar to animals.
“Nothing exists in isolation and the more you look, the more connections you find,” Axford writes on his website.