Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their diverse characteristics. Axford explained when we first featured his work last year that he suspects many of the tropical species he stumbles onto are often completely undocumented. You can follow more of Axford’s discoveries on Flickr and SmugMug. Thanks Colossal

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Top 10 Most Unusual Hotels on TripAdvisor

Unique design properties with creative interiors, outstanding hotel conversions, and high-tech hideaways in spectacular natural settings – we’ve hunted down 10 of the most unusual hotels on TripAdvisor.

The following list confirms that some hotels are indeed much more than just a place to rest your head. They’re mood setters, architectural marvels, and experiences onto themselves.

  1. Spitbank Fort
  2. The Manta Underwater Room
  3. Cap Rocat
  4. The Eagles View Suite at Iso-Syote Hotel
  5. Brewhouse Inn & Suites
  6. Eko Hotel LeapRus
  7. BaseCamp Bonn
  8. Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  9. Treehotel
  10. Whitepod

This awesome strawberry looks like a plump chicken sitting on her nest. Reuben and April Welch of Grove Farm in Bonnyrig, Scotland found it while harvesting their summer strawberry crop. They shared this photo on their Facebook page, saying:

“Going to have to eat this chicken as it hasn’t laid a single bloody egg yet.”

The world’s first and only red meat poultry.

[via Neatorama and the Daily Mail]


Airplane Suite

Run by Hotel Suites, a company known for offering unique and unusual stays throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, the Airplane Suite is an East German aircraft turned into luxury accommodation for two. Located next to Teuge Airport, the quirky hotel comes with its own infrared sauna and Jacuzzi, and provides guests with top-notch kitchen facilities, an elegant dining area, and a mini bar. High-tech features include 3 flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray DVD player with an ample collection of DVDs, and free Wi-Fi. To make the experience even more intriguing, the cockpit area has been left intact.