It can be helpful to have a reminder to think small, especially when you’re in the business of going big. Getting to spend a lot of time out in nature helps us develop our appreciation for detail, including the miniature world often right at our feet. This colorful closeup of lichen recently won our staff photo award contest for its creative angle and subject. It’s a great example of finding beauty in the often overlooked! Check out more of our studies in plant life on Flickr.