This Woman Spends Her Life Photographing The World's Oldest, Most Stunning Trees

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

Her book 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.

In the book, she 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 captured perfectly by Moon’s photography.

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