Mountain pioneers - algae, fungi, lichens et al.

Mountain pioneers - algae, fungi, lichens et al.

Page Type Page Type: Album
Additional Information Image Type(s): Flora, Informational, Scenery

They settled mountains as the first...

A rock and ...
Lichens, fungi and algae are sometimes almost invisible. There, where we can not go, they have an easy access. They inhabit various habitats. On stones in streams, on rocks exposed to sun, on lava flows, on a tree bark and twigs - their colours are grey, but most often very spectacular. They are very stable components of the mountains.
Everybody is invited to improve this album including own pictures!!! :-)


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Sajama - Mar 10, 2006 10:01 am - Voted 10/10


Excelent album.
Great idea.
Wonderful images.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Mar 10, 2006 10:07 am - Hasn't voted


Hi Sajama!!! Sometimes we are completely alone in mountains and only these small "pioneers" are our companions.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 10, 2006 4:03 pm - Voted 10/10


Good idea for an album. It doesn't surprise me you'd be interested in this subject with your excellent feel for design and color.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Mar 10, 2006 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Jim, you are so kind! My home city now is completely covered by new white snow, but before me are very colour pictures in SP.
Have a nice day!!!

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Mar 11, 2006 12:59 pm - Hasn't voted


Lolli, you know, in your country these "plants" are very common and you are very familiar with them. Have the nice moments!!!


Holsti97 - Mar 18, 2006 1:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Great album

I hope people add more.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Mar 29, 2006 5:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great album

Hi, Holsti! I hope so! There is an evidence that all small things can be fascinating.
Keep smile!!!


Sajama - Apr 3, 2006 6:06 am - Voted 10/10


I've added a pic of Cyanophyta over glacier.
Thanks for the information!


Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Apr 26, 2006 5:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cyanophyta

HI, Sajama!!! OK! The album will be more informative.
Have a nice day!!!


Dean - Apr 8, 2006 1:55 pm - Voted 10/10


I had no idea how beautiful a collection of such images can be. This is a great album.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Apr 8, 2006 2:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

Dean, I think, very characteristic lichens for any kind of rocks in fresh air are spectacular in shapes and colours. In my institute some colleague is working with them. Slime molds and mushrooms are also beautiful. Unfortunately some of these 'plants' are rather small.
I wish you nice 'zapiatek'!!! (in Polish it means the same as weekend)


alex_vega - May 2, 2006 7:33 pm - Voted 10/10


..album,wonderful pictures.Simply GREAT.


Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - May 6, 2006 3:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice..

Thank you, Alex!!! You are so kind!
The best to you!!!

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Jul 22, 2006 11:25 am - Voted 10/10

New Pics

I added a few Pictures of some Orange Lichens, Found on the way to Borah Peak, Idaho, USA. Some great contrast is available. Thanks for this album, I've always loved Lichens.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Jul 23, 2006 9:02 am - Hasn't voted

Hi, TDM!

Hi, TDM!!!
It's nice to have your pictures!!!

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Dec 15, 2006 7:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hi, TDM!

Hey, thanks for making my picture the main picture for the page. Cool man, thank you!

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Dec 15, 2006 7:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hi, TDM!

Hi, it is worth of this :-))))))))


Dustiano - Sep 19, 2006 1:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Album!

I thought I was the only one taking pics like this!
Thanks for putting this up.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Sep 21, 2006 5:40 pm - Hasn't voted


Dustiano, great thanks for your looking at!!!!!!!!

banzai.barbara - Apr 5, 2007 1:17 pm - Voted 10/10

thanks for the "off topic"

...this album, Romuald, gives me the opportunity to learn someting I ignored... (I must admit lichens were just a "nice texture" to me! ;-) )

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