Australian photographer Steve Axford explores the micro world through his macro lens. A retired man living in the Northern Rivers area, he spends his time traveling and taking captivating images of rare animals, plants, and even people who live in remote locations. His latest series called Fungi - Recyclers unveils the startling visual diversity of these magical organisms and reminds us that nothing in this planet exists in isolation and everything is interconnected.
Steve Axford lives in Australia's New South Wales but his photography has taken him all over the world and into the most remote places.
Many of the stunning photos from the Fungi - Recyclers collection include some rare species that have never been documented in Australia before.
The temperate fungi photos, taken in Victoria and Tasmania, are quite well known, but the sub-tropical fungi species near his home hasn't been documented before.
Axford's amazing photos capture the enchanting organisms' different shapes, sizes, textures and colors, as well as delicate transparency and glow in the dark properties.
They provide a closer look into the magical world of fungi, allowing a glimpse into intricate details and interactions between different life forms.
"While doing this I have developed an acute interest in the way things fit together," Axford says. "Nothing exists in isolation and the more you look, the more you find."