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

Article from Light Stalking

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.


Smurf House by Vik Nanda, on Flickr
Misty Moss by me’nthedogs, on Flickr


Study of the Moss by mysza831, on Flickr


Green by Desmond Kavanagh, on Flickr


Untitled by isado, on Flickr


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


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


Seaweed Path to Pool by brentbat, on Flickr


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


Channels by SergioTudela, on Flickr


Lichen no bokeh by Minette Layne, on Flickr


Contentment by Ian Sane, on Flickr


Spring Runoff by Ian Sane, on Flickr


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


Moss Volcano by Vik Nanda, on Flickr


Untitled by paalia, on Flickr


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


georgeous lichen by Ctd 2005, on Flickr


orange lichen texture by dutchb0y, on Flickr


Ganglion by Minette Layne, on Flickr


My veins by SergioTudela, on Flickr


White Branch Falls by Ian Sane, on Flickr


The droopies by Steve-h, on Flickr


on my way by luis de bethencourt, on Flickr


Green Moss by Manosij Mukherjee Photography, on Flickr


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


Dana Point Tide Pools HDR by doublej11, on Flickr


Losing Keys by basheertome, on Flickr


Stone Lantern Closeup by skyehopper, on Flickr


Nature’s Sprawl by the_tahoe_guy, on Flickr


fluffy green path by Rosino, on Flickr


Moss by “KIUKO”, on Flickr


Fallen by Nicholas_T, on Flickr


Streamlet by Nicholas_T, on Flickr


moss green by Robert S. Donovan, on Flickr


In A Miniature Forest by me’nthedogs, on Flickr


mossy bench 2008 by SoulRider.222, on Flickr


For Steve, merci! by zenera, on Flickr


Chilly summer by “KIUKO”, on Flickr


k_0011 by tomooka, on Flickr


stone steps by nakae, on Flickr


Mossy Beard by tres.jolie, on Flickr


Embankment Path by russelljsmith, on Flickr


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


sphynx by davedehetre, on Flickr


Macro Rain Forest by Michael Scheltgen, on Flickr


Propelled by Nicholas_T, on Flickr


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


Lichen @ Pinnacles by Dawn Endico, on Flickr


British Soldier Lichen by Dendroica cerulea, on Flickr

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