Lichen on Sandstone

Image: Lichen on Sandstone

Detailed Description

Lichen on sandstone in Pine Creek Canyon. Lichen is a composite organism made up of algae and fungi, which form a symbiotic relationship.

Pine Creek Canyon is a remnant ecosystem of loblolly pines. A remnant ecosystem is the last vestige of an ecosystem type that used to be more widespred.

Red Rock Canyon is a National Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, located just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is part of the Mojave Desert.


Image Dimensions: 4896 x 3672

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Location Taken: Las Vegas, NV, US