Picture of the Day

Beard Lichen

October 14, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-14
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is beard lichen (Usnea lapponica), found growing on an old long end in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. Usnea is sensitive to air pollution, and grows longest in very clean air.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos