Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing Earth’s Oldest Trees

Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing Earth’s Oldest Trees

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San Francisco based photographer Beth Moon has spent fourteen years capturing haunting images of ancient trees around the world.

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time presents sixty of Moon’s finest tree portraits in full-page duotone plates. The pictured trees include some that are more than a thousand years old—including the fantastical dragon’s-blood trees, which are umbrella-shaped and only found on the island of Socotra, off the Horn of Africa.

The book, published by Abbeville Press, describes the natural and cultural history of each individual tree. Some of them are growing on remote mountainsides, others on private estates. All, however, share a mysterious beauty perfected by age and captured by Beth Moon’s remarkable photographs.

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(You can buy Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time on Amazon)

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