Treasures from the kingdom of fungi
January 16, 2006 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Treasures from the kingdom of fungi Taylor F Lockwood's artsy, well lit photos of fungi in their natural habitats have gotten very little attention outside of mycologists, but his eye for detail and composition shows a skilled photographer performing in a very specific niche. Some favorites
posted by klik99 (22 comments total)
Last time I visited this page was last year when I purchased his book "Treasures from the kingdom of fungi" which I always find myself opening and skimming through, every time completely amazed by the photography. I highly recommend it.
Unfortunetly, the page now seems to have greater compression on the images so you can't get the full impact of the colors he uses, but on the bright side he has much much more photos available to look at (which probably explains the extra compession on the photos).
posted by klik99 at 12:53 PM on January 16, 2006

would have been much better without the huge watermarks.
posted by puke & cry at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2006 [1 favorite]

This should be required viewing for all supermarket attendants.
posted by bonehead at 1:03 PM on January 16, 2006

HaHAAA! @ bonehead
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:07 PM on January 16, 2006

Oh bonehead you scamp!

Nice link! Fungi make great subjects for photography!
posted by Slothrop at 1:09 PM on January 16, 2006

Two fungi walk into a bar...
posted by Psharden at 1:38 PM on January 16, 2006

Too bad the pictures are not labeled with botanical or common names.
posted by Cranberry at 1:54 PM on January 16, 2006

Psharden - that joke is not fungi
posted by Cranberry at 1:55 PM on January 16, 2006

Beautiful. Our cousins the fungi are evolutionarily closer relations to animals than either kingdom is to plants.
posted by zadermatermorts at 2:03 PM on January 16, 2006

Mushrooms are cool
posted by delmoi at 2:38 PM on January 16, 2006

Wow... those seem... slightly vaginal.

I apparently want to fuck fungus.
posted by ColdChef at 4:34 PM on January 16, 2006

Coldchef: that's the point. Follow Darwinism.... follow Darwinism... lead us to the FUTURE.....

posted by zaelic at 5:31 PM on January 16, 2006

Wow, from that link Zader posted... yeast is, apparently, a fungus. Who knew?

Thanks for this link. I missed it earlier. Good stuff!
posted by Malor at 6:48 PM on January 16, 2006

the pix were awesome. thanks for the link.
posted by brandz at 7:53 PM on January 16, 2006

This is my favorite fungi fact (from the wiki link):

The largest organism in the world is purported to be a single Armillaria ostoyae individual growing in a forest in eastern Oregon, USA. The underground mycelial network may cover as much as 890 ha (2200 acres).

Thanks for the pictures klik99, they're cool.
posted by emjaybee at 7:54 PM on January 16, 2006

Very cool pics - how can you not like a site that has a Myco-Myst game?
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:05 PM on January 16, 2006

mmm - mmm morels!
posted by BarePaw at 9:24 PM on January 16, 2006

Apparently the outgrowth of mushrooms are only the reproductive part of fungi, fungi hunt and eat on a microsopic level before flowering into a mushroom to send off spores. I saw some footage from a david attenborough nature video where you can see lots of string like parts searching through and trapping microsopic organisms in snare-like loops.
Really fasinating to see fungi acting more animal like and also to imagine how many roots work their way through a large part of the forest that we can't see until they flower.
posted by klik99 at 9:49 PM on January 16, 2006

I apparently want to fuck fungus.

Haven't taken a good look at your knob lately, eh?

You might want to see a doctor about that.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:02 PM on January 16, 2006

vaginal, huh?... whatever you say
posted by bunglin jones at 11:38 PM on January 16, 2006

I'd very much like the DVD, but $27 is price exceeding value :) shame I'll prolly never see this title on a .torrent tracker either...
posted by gren at 7:05 AM on January 17, 2006

Shrooms are fun to take pictures of -- my modest contribution:

posted by NewBornHippy at 4:55 AM on January 18, 2006

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