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- Title: Pac-man
- State/Province/Region: Oregon
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: John Day Fossil Beds NM, Clarno Unit
- Nearest Town: Clarno
- Best Season: Spring
- Description: Scaly gray-green lichen sharing the surface of a boulder with black and orange crusty lichens. The form of the dominant lichen cluster reminds me of the ball-eating character in the early computer game, including some less fortunate small clusters contained within.
Lichens cannot be given a single taxonomic designation. They are unique in that they are a composite life form: a fungus living in symbiosis with a photosynthesizing organism, which may be a green algae or a cyanobacteria, or both.
- Gear: Canon 5D; 28-70 mm @ 70 mm; Gitzo tripod RRS BH 55 ballhead
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