20 Fungi Photos That Prove There Is Beauty Everywhere

 
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    May 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Fungus. The word is known to evoke images of nasty stuff that we don’t want growing anywhere near or on us. However, not every fungi is some gross-colored, fuzzy patch of moldy ickiness. In fact, fungi can produce some of the most beautiful living organisms in nature. With this in mind, we found 20 fungi that surprised us with how appealing they looked:

    Aardster
    This fungus is called an Aardster by people who desperately want it to come first, alphabetically

     

    Veiled LAdy
    Known as a veiled lady, this is what most fungi look like after you eat a certain type of fungus

     

    Red cage fungus
    The red cage fungus is the missing link between organisms and soccer balls

     

    aseroe rubra
    Aseroe Rubra look like little, angry sunflowers

     

    Bearded Tooth Fungus
    The bearded tooth fungus desperately wants to be a shaggy dog

     

    Strange fungus
    This fungus looks like someone ran over a seven-tongued snake

     

    Weird fungus
    How come, when fungus forms on our bread, it never tastes like portobella mushrooms?

     

    colorful fungus
    Even in the fungi kingdom, some species just feel more fabulous

     

    Spider fungus
    This fungus gets annoyed when confused spiders try to mate with it

     

    Boob fungus
    We consider this fungus to be beautiful, although it ruined boobs for us

     

    Pink fungi
    How come there aren’t any bright pink animals? Oh, right: They’d get eaten

     

    Fungi yellow
    We’d never eat this fungus because we could never be sure if someone had peed on it

     

    Colorful fungi
    We had a neighbor who would put these in candy corn bags and give them to kids on Halloween

     

    Stringy fungus
    We imagine this fungus was once under the sea, but then wished to be a land fungus

     

    Purple fungus
    We imagine this patch of fungus would make a good hiding place for earthworms

     

    Poofy Fungus
    We wonder if this fungus can be used as a brush to clean other fungi

     

    Hydnellum Peckii
    Hydnellum Peckii practically screams, “hey, aren’t oozing wounds beautiful!”

     

    Cordyceps Tuberculata
    Cordyceps Tuberculata would make a good hairbrush for crazy woods hermits

     

    Earthstar
    Earthstar fungus just wants to be a flower. Or an eye, we can’t tell

     

    Giant orange fungus
    This orange fungus can be overtly flashy, knowing it is too gross to be eaten
     
     
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