Drosera, commonly known as the sundews, is one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, including more than 194 species that lure, capture, and digest insects by using glands that cover their leaves. In photographer Joni Niemelä‘s gorgeous images, these individual droplets shine with exquisitely-speckled details, adding a mystical feel to the hungry plant. Below are some photos of Niemelä’s photo series about sundrew and you can find more on your website.
Blue, purple, black, various colors and shapes, fungi’s world is more attractive than flowers for some people but the only problem is they are too humble to be in the spotlight. But thanks to the people like Steve Axford (previously) who use their cameras to bring the magical world of fungi in front of our eyes. 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. And Axford believe that some of the mushrooms he finds may never have been documented by scientists before!
Those alien forest are not from some scientific movie, they are beneath our feet – but are rarely seen. Found in a wide variety of colors, more than 900 species of slime mold occur all over the world. And below are some unusual species found by Moscow based geologist Valeriya Zvereva who spent months documenting the common life forms. Using a special macro lens, Zvereva take vibrant and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty.
Mushrooms, as one of the most favorite subject of macro photographers looks even attractive under Martin Pfister’s camera. By lighting them up behind with tiny colorful LED bulbs, Pfister successfully give those little fungi a magic glow. With perfect angle and surrounding setting, those mushroom looks so pretty, making you think you are looking at a fairy tale land. Like those awesome photos, take a look at Pfister’s 500px page and find more.