16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gold mist

This is a sample of lichen found on the twig on an oak tree. The lichen was approximately the size of a pencil eraser and little crystals of salt and dirt can be seen on its surface.

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Missouri City, Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Christopher Oxley