Macro Photos by Barry Webb Highlight the Spectacular Diversity of Slime Molds



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#nature #slime mold

March 17, 2022

Grace Ebert

Arcyria denudata. All images © Barry Webb, licensed

South-Bucks, U.K.-based photographer Barry Webb favors the shimmering, gelatinous, and iridescent growths that sprout from decaying wood and plant material. His macro shots magnify the often imperceptible details of small slime molds, capturing the specimen’s unique characteristics with striking detail. From the globular heads of the Comatricha nigra to the spongey forms of the Arcyria denudata, each photo unveils the diversity and intricacies of some of the world’s tiniest organisms.

Several of Webb’s images have been recognized in international contests, including the Close-Up Photographer Of The Year, and he offers prints and a massive archive of fantastical slime molds on his site.

Comatricha nigra

Comatricha species

Cribraria aurantiaca group

Stemonitis and insects

Trichia decipiens

Stemonitis flavogenita

Lamproderma scintillans

Blue Cribraria

Woodlouse and Stemonitis

#nature #slime mold

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