When Ants and Lichens Combine

Lichens are not ants. But, fortunately for lichens, lichens are nearly as cool as ants. Imagine what would happen if ants and lichens joined forces!

If you don’t have a good imagination, then you’re in luck. Lichen Correspondant Joel Mercado-Díaz recently drew our attention to a couple beautiful ant-lichen photographs. With permission from the original photographer, National Geographic Explorer Matthew Cicanese, we are happy to present these two pictures for your enjoyment: