A Woman Spent 14 Years Photographing Our Planet’s Oldest Trees, and Here Are The Results

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A Woman Spent 14 Years Photographing Our Planet's Oldest Trees, and Here Are The Results

Planet’s Oldest Trees

Did you know that there are ancient trees on our planet that are thousands and thousands of years old?

Some of them have been around for so long, they even predate the existence of Islam and Christianity.

I myself have always been fascinated by trees and felt a special connection to them.

In this collection of breathtaking photographs, Beth Moon — a photographer based out of San Francisco — traveled all around the world to capture some of the most remarkable ancient trees that she could find.

“Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment” explains Beth Moon.

She published her incredible photos in her book “Ancient Trees: Portraits Of Time” which will be linked at the bottom of this article. Here you can have a sneak preview of her journey.

Enjoy!

AVENUE OF THE BAOBABS

AVENUE OF THE BAOBABS

THE BUFFLESDRIFT BAOBAB

THE BUFFLESDRIFT BAOBAB

CROFT CASTLE CHESTNUT

CROFT CASTLE CHESTNUT

THE BOWTHORPE OAK

THE BOWTHORPE OAK

DESERT ROSE (WADI FA LANG)

DESERT ROSE (WADI FA LANG)

THE YEWS OF WAKEHURST

THE YEWS OF WAKEHURST

HEART OF THE DRAGON

HEART OF THE DRAGON

KAPOK

KAPOK

DIKSOM FOREST

DIKSOM FOREST

THE IFATY TEAPOT

THE IFATY TEAPOT

THE GREAT WESTERN RED CEDAR

THE GREAT WESTERN RED CEDAR

KING’S CANYON

KING’S CANYON

ROOTED PASSAGE

ROOTED PASSAGE

ANKOR PASSAGE

ANKOR PASSAGE

BRISTLE CONE PINE RELIC

BRISTLE CONE PINE RELIC

MAJESTY

MAJESTY

RILKE’S BAYON

RILKE’S BAYON

THE WHITTINGHAME YEW

THE WHITTINGHAME YEW

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OAK

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OAK

THE LOVERS

THE LOVERS

QUIVER TREE FOREST

QUIVER TREE FOREST

CHESTNUT IN COWDRY PARK

CHESTNUT IN COWDRY PARK

For those who are curious, the oldest stand-alone tree that we know about is a species of Pinus Longaeva that is 5,062 years old, and the oldest clonal tree is Pando, which is estimated to be at least 80,000 years old.

If you would like to purchase Beth Moon’s book, you can do so HERE.


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    Ms.Dale Walkinshaw

    What a wonderful thing to do to take these pictures and then share with everybody ! You should take a picture of the Ponthus tree in France ! That’s the one I want in my yard ! Never met a tree I don’t absolutely love same with rocks just some I love some more than others !

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