Prepare to have your world turned upside down. Many people think of mushrooms as over-developed mould, ugly growths found in dank conditions. In reality this could not be further from the truth. As beautiful and varied as their leafy friends, mushrooms and other fungi can be found the world over in an unending range of brilliant colours and alien shapes.
The Portugese Man-Of-War is well-known for its deadly sting, but there is a whole other side to the creature rarely seen. Ex-US military combat photographer Aaron Ansarov has been collecting stranded man-of-war on a Florida beach in order to study and photograph them. Rather than a single organism, a Man-Of-War is actually a colony of smaller creatures that are genetically identical, highly specialised and band together to create a larger and more complex being.
Thanks to Wired, which singled out this enticingly set of macro photographic shots by Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay showing the gory details of creepy crawlies tucking in greedily onto other creepy crawlies, we will now have to look forward to getting a disturbed night’s rest interrupted by full-fledged nightmares of bugs eating bugs.
Frozen in a Bubble is a fun series by Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly, in which she takes unbelievable photos of frozen bubbles. Earlier this month, when the weather hit 9˚C to 12 ˚C, Angela and her 7-year old son went out to blow bubbles and take photos of the bubbles made from dish soap, karo syrup, and water. The bubbles would crystallize as soon as they floated in the air, making some of them come crashing to the ground and shattering on impact. The ones that survived the fall provided beautiful and awe-inspiring shots for the photographer.