Leathery polypore mushrooms I found on a dead log. It's interesting that these mushrooms are alive and thriving on this lifeless piece of wood. I read that mushrooms have the ability to produce compounds to prevent disease (like decay) to its host. In a way, these mushrooms keep this log "alive" so they can also live.
Near the entrance of a cave I visited last summer, this plant grows in a crack between rocks and lives on little sunlight and moisture. Amazing how life can flourish even in an inhospitable environment. Like us, it adapts to stay alive.
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