Macro Timelapse Capturing the Unlikely Beauty of Mold

The Rise of Molds

In a leavening episode of the Yan Liang series Beauty of Science (previously) shows the remarkable process in which four common strains of mold bloom. This super macro footage captures the unexpected and quite mesmerizing beauty of this otherwise distasteful subject.

The film records the growth of four types of molds used for food fermentation, namely Rhizopus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, and Penicillium. Captured by time-lapse supermacro photography, the growth of these molds is magical and charming, revealing a mysterious and gorgeous tiny world.