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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tiny Tree

I was taking pictures of acrobat ants (Crematogaster sp.) when I noticed this lichen Order (Lecanorales) shaped like a tiny tree, then locate the camera to photograph the lichen just when an ant came into the scene to scale and strengthen the feeling of tiny tree.

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Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Dagua, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Copyright: © Kristhian Castro