Earth has many wonderful, inexplicable, alluring things to offer. Like the proverbial cherry on the cake, Earth has also shown us all things magical. Proof of that are these photos of ancient trees, from all over the world. This series is the result of 14 years of hard work.
Sometimes we get so caught up in everything society expects us to do that we forget to appreciate the beauty of the life we are blessed with. Earth serves the same purpose to our solar system that an oasis serves in a desert. It is a wellspring of life, far older than mankind.
It is a unique planet, and now, since we’ve climbed up to the top of the food chain, it is our duty to ensure that its wonder is not lost to those who are yet to be born.
We are alive at a time when technology has taken over almost every aspect of our lives and so, we’ve forgotten to appreciate the miracles that our planet offers us every single day.
Luckily, there are always some people who remember, and Beth Moon is one such person. The magnificent photo series you will see below is the product of the 14 years travels around the world, to capture images of the world’s most ancient trees.
Beth lives in San Francisco, but she traveled across five continents for the sake of her project. The collection she put together, called ‘Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time’, is almost magical in its beauty.
The book contains around seventy of her best photographs, depicting trees of all kinds. From English yews that have been around for over a millennium, to the asymmetric baobabs found in Madagascar, to the dragon’s blood trees of Socotra which look like they belong in some realm of fantasy.