The correct term is 'lichen', and it is not just alive with colour, but actually alive. It comprises of a mutual symbiosis of colonies of minute organisms. A mutualistic Symbiosis is a collaboration of two or more organisms for mutual gain.
When one thinks of a game reserve, one tends to only think of large mammals and beautiful sunsets. This perception usually changes quickly as one’s senses are bombarded by a myriad of twittering calls and splashes of incandescent colours.
At Kaingo Game Reserve, we are fortunate to regularly see elephants slowly amble across the abundance of plains scattered all over the reserve. A regular sighting is either that of lone bulls or bulls found in groups of two’s and three’s.
...From there the scene unfolded by backtracking events; in stealthily imprinted tracks of a stalking predator observing oblivious prey, then patience flashing to the chaotic entropy of the attack and eventual kill.