Zenfolio | Joe Rocchio Photography | Lichens

"Skin of the Earth" - Took this photo at Kahlotus Ridgetop Natural Area Preserve in eastern Washington. The area had burned a few weeks prior but the 'biological soil crust' (a combination of organism"Lichen Diversity" - I'm not a lichenologist, so I do not know their names, but I counted what looked like to me nearly 10 different species on this rock. They all have their own beautiful shapes and"Lichen Grove" - Lichen (I think a species of Cladonia) colonizing an old stump.Speckles