New South Wales-based photographer Steve Axford’s selection of beautiful pictures by Northern Rivers captures the beauty and diversity of Australian fungi.
“My interests cover everything from micro fungi to volcanoes, though more of my time now is spent with the fungi than the volcanoes. The Northern Rivers was once a huge area of uninterrupted subtropical, lowland rainforest and I have a little piece of it to look after and restore to the best of my ability. It is very rewarding and the native plants, animals, birds, and fungi love it. While doing this I have developed a passion for the way things fit together (the ecology). Nothing exists in isolation and the more you look, the more connections you find. Oddly enough, this fits with what I used to work at, as a designer and manager of large computer systems. Although the world is a far more complex than any man made computer system, the rules learnt with one can be applied to the other.” – Steve Axford