Icelandic Lichens in many size, colors and types

20 days ago
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In Iceland, Lichens are in many size, colors, and types. The yellow one is the most popular and best known. But here are some others less known and often less seen because they are so small.

All these photos are macro photos, or taken pretty close, to show the small often overlooked beauty of Lichens.

Hvítur steinn skófir og mosi-MIX.jpg
This one is not exactly macro but taken pretty close, because I wanted to get all the many colors and different type that live together on this lava rock. As a comparison, this is a small white crystal stone also in the photo.

Fléttur fyrir framan riðgað járn.jpg
This is a completely different type and taken in macro where it grew on a rusty iron.

Macro Fléttur og mosi.jpg
Here is the same type as above but growing in heath and not thaken as close as the above.

Hraun-mosi-skófir-MIX-HDR.jpg
Here you can see what there can be many types and colors. All these species grow on one small lava rock.

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  ·  20 days ago

wow

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Iceland lichen is good for coughing. When I was ill in the winter, I took Iceland lichen candy, and coughing ran away.

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45
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Yes, many of them are collected for home made medicine

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great photography on nature's hidden beauty

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45
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Thank you Nzewi :)

36
  ·  20 days ago

thats really 👌 nice post i upvoted and followed you keep posting dude 👍 you can check out my blog upvote if u like 🙂

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Thank you, Harry !

49
  ·  20 days ago

Ohhh pretties! That second one is awesome...
4 is more than enough :D

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Lichens are alway pretty, aren't they? :)

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49
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Oh yesss :D and soft like velvet :) (at least some of them)

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45
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:)

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Great macros! I went to Iceland last year and loved it. Thanks for sharing these pics, these lichen look like they're on another planet.

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Thank you! I looked at your photos and blog from Iceland, looks like you got the feeling and understand why I love my country so much :) But usually travelers tend to look too much up, well there is a lot to see there, mountains, volcanoes and so on. But I stick my nose to the ground, ther is a whole world down there. That is the 'another planet' world :)

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Definitely, so much beauty can be found in the smaller details! Have you seen or heard anything about hallucinogenic lichen in Iceland, like Collema flaccidum or Collema fuscovirens?

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45
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No, I have not heard about them

53
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Someone got the Mojo back! :D

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Step by step :)

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And next week I go traveling in Iceland to a place not filled with tourists and many great photo places. Then I hope to get it back, finally :)

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meep