Alien Forest: Astonishing Macro Photographs of Fungus Molds

Those alien forests are not from some scientific movie, they are beneath our feet but rarely seen. Found in a wide assortment of colors, more than 900 species of slime mold occur all over the world. And below are some rare species discovered by Moscow-based geologist Valeriya Zvereva, who spent photographing the ordinary life forms. Using a specialized macro lens, Zvereva take energetic and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty.

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