Ancient Trees: This Woman Spent 14 Years Photographing The World’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 breath taking 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

THE BUFFLESDRIFT BAOBAB

CROFT CASTLE CHESTNUT

THE BOWTHORPE OAK

DESERT ROSE (WADI FA LANG)

THE YEWS OF WAKEHURST

HEART OF THE DRAGON

KAPOK

DIKSOM FOREST

THE IFATY TEAPOT

THE GREAT WESTERN RED CEDAR

KING’S CANYON

ROOTED PASSAGE

ANKOR PASSAGE

BRISTLE CONE PINE RELIC

MAJESTY

RILKE’S BAYON

THE WHITTINGHAME YEW

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OAK

THE LOVERS

QUIVER TREE FOREST

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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