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Close up (4)

These are close-up images of plants and other subjects. Depending on the lenses and other equipment used, they were taken from fractions of an inch to a few feet from the subject.

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Gold-orange lichen on sandstone in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, U.S.

Gold-orange lichen on sandstone in Theodore Roosevelt National Park (north unit), North Dakota, U.S.

Ragbag lichen on cedar bark, Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.

Black & white photo of ragbag lichen, platismatia glauca, on cedar bark in Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.


Foxtail grass after a brief shower, Badlands N.P., South Dakota.

Foxtail grass, hordeum jubatum, after a brief shower, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, U.S.

Foxtail grass at sunrise

Foxtail grass, hordeum jubatum, in early morning light.


Fern panorama in Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.

A panorama of ferns in the shade of cedars and hemlocks in Glacier National Park.


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