Lichens never looked more beautiful than they do in this short film about a curator of lichens at the University of California.

Kerry Knudsen is curator of lichens at the University of California. He is profiled in Matthew Killip's short film. Knudsen's intense passion for the beauty and mystery of lichens is thrilling.

The Atlantic has an article about Knudsen, called The Ex-Anarchist Construction Worker Who Became a World-Renowned Scientist.

Here are some lichen photos taken by Jana Kocourková:

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