Mold can be really nasty stuff. It can ruin buildings, foods, and make people deathly ill. But viewed through photographer Nick Lariontsev’s extreme zoom lens, it looks like the landscape of an alien planet. It also makes some tasty cheese.
Imagine having a bouquet that fits on the tip of your finger. This familiar yet alien looking ‘flower’ is actually one of the microscopic photos taken of the crystals that form as a result of precisely tailored chemical reactions.