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The Microscopic World You Never Knew Existed in 15 Photos

 The natural world never ceases to amaze us. The photographs of Alison Pollack, a retired environmental consultant turned self-taught nature photographer, reveal yet another dimension to the mesmerizing world that surrounds us. This is because the California-based photographer’s work focuses on a little-known subject matter - the microscopic world of fungi, Myxomycetes, and mosses.
The photographer takes long forest walks, detecting and capturing a variety of bigger fungi and tiny organisms with a microscopic lens. Since her findings are often so small that they are invisible to the naked eye - some less than a millimeter small - she uses equipment that magnifies the subjects as much as 20 times their actual size. In a statement, the photographer shared that her goal is to make these tiny organisms more visible and known to people, and “to reveal the beautiful intricate detail in these organisms” since most of us have never even have heard of them.
Take a look at this captivating microscopic world, hidden in plain sight, through 15 photos by Alison Pollack.

1. Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Alison Pollack macro photos Chlorociboria aeruginascens

2. Comatricha

Alison Pollack macro photos Comatricha

3. Clavulina and Mycena strobilinoidea

4. Didymium squamulosum

Alison Pollack macro photos Didymium squamulosum

5. Physarum viride

Alison Pollack macro photos Physarum viride

6.  Tropical Goblet (Cookeina sulcipes) 

Alison Pollack macro photos Tropical Goblet (Cookeina sulcipes) 

7. Physarum

Alison Pollack macro photos Physarum

8. Trametes versicolor

Alison Pollack macro photos Trametes versicolor

9. Leocarpus fragilis

Alison Pollack macro photos Leocarpus fragilis

10. Cribraria cancellata

Alison Pollack macro photos Cribraria cancellata

11. Eyelash Cup Fungus (Scutellinia)

Alison Pollack macro photos Eyelash Cup Fungus (Scutellinia)

12. Physarum

Alison Pollack macro photos Physarum

13. Hericium erinaceus

Alison Pollack macro photos Hericium erinaceus

14. Didymium

Alison Pollack macro photos Didymium

15. Lachnum virgineum

Alison Pollack macro photos Lachnum virgineum
See more of Alison Pollack's photography by visiting her Instagram Page or Facebook Page. 
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