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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spore Capsule Lens

The spore capsules of moss rise from beneath their parental mat and absorb the moisture from an afternoon rain, creating a water-drop lens that Anton van Leeuwenhoek would be proud of.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Matthew Cicanese