50 Striking Outdoor Photos that Use Moss and Lichen to Great Effect

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Many outdoor photographers will often see a great opportunity for an interesting foreground when they come across a patch of moss (as you can see from the images below). But moss or lichen can also be great subjects themselves. These 50 photos of moss and lichen show what can be done with a little imagination when you're in the great outdoors.

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Smurf House by Vik Nanda, on Flickrhttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2129338194_dfbbb90eb9.jpg
Misty Moss by me'nthedogs, on Flickr

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Study of the Moss by mysza831, on Flickr

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Green by Desmond Kavanagh, on Flickr

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Untitled by isado, on Flickr

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Civilization's End by Kansas Poetry (Patrick), on Flickr

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The Mary D. Hume, a boat, built in 1881, Gold River, Oregon, USA by Wonderlane, on Flickr

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Seaweed Path to Pool by brentbat, on Flickr

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Ancient And Modern – 52 WFND 13/52 by me'nthedogs, on Flickr

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Channels by SergioTudela, on Flickr

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Lichen no bokeh by Minette Layne, on Flickr

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Contentment by Ian Sane, on Flickr

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Spring Runoff by Ian Sane, on Flickr

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Now they are two! by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr

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Moss Volcano by Vik Nanda, on Flickr

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Olympic National Park – Maple Glade Trail by rachel_thecat, on Flickr

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georgeous lichen by Ctd 2005, on Flickr

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orange lichen texture by dutchb0y, on Flickr

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Ganglion by Minette Layne, on Flickr

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My veins by SergioTudela, on Flickr

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White Branch Falls by Ian Sane, on Flickr

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The droopies by Steve-h, on Flickr

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on my way by luis de bethencourt, on Flickr

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Green Moss by Manosij Mukherjee Photography, on Flickr

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Rocks, Moss, & Water by Martin Cathrae, on Flickr

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Dana Point Tide Pools HDR by doublej11, on Flickr

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Losing Keys by basheertome, on Flickr

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Stone Lantern Closeup by skyehopper, on Flickr

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Nature's Sprawl by the_tahoe_guy, on Flickr

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fluffy green path by Rosino, on Flickr

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苔 Moss by “KIUKO”, on Flickr

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Fallen by Nicholas_T, on Flickr

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Streamlet by Nicholas_T, on Flickr

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In A Miniature Forest by me'nthedogs, on Flickr

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mossy bench 2008 by SoulRider.222, on Flickr

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For Steve, merci! by zenera, on Flickr

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涼味 Chilly summer by “KIUKO”, on Flickr

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k_0011 by tomooka, on Flickr

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stone steps by nakae, on Flickr

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Embankment Path by russelljsmith, on Flickr

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“dedicated to all human beings” by jesse.millan, on Flickr

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sphynx by davedehetre, on Flickr

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Propelled by Nicholas_T, on Flickr

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Lichen Macro by Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel, on Flickr

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Lichen @ Pinnacles by Dawn Endico, on Flickr

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British Soldier Lichen by Dendroica cerulea, on Flickr

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