Forest as the dominant terrestrial ecosystem on Earth, is the home for lots of plants and animals. It has an ancient and mysterious charm is the favorite subject for photographers. An expansive, natural and healthy forest is like a cathedral erected to the glory of nature. However, not all of us have the chance to see it with our own eye. Thanks to those talented photographers flock to forests’ shaded canopies to take stunning photos like below, we can witness the beauty of the forest and enjoy its mysterious charm.
1. Otzarreta Forest, Basque Country, Spain [image credit]
Trees are beautiful, but how about dead trees? If you think there’s nothing but decomposing wood, you might change your mind after this post. Below are some stunning photos of dead trees captured by those talented photographers. They are still rotten wood, however, they are more than that. When you look at them, you are looking at a part of history, witnessing the natural change.
Photo credit: Kamrul Arifin
The bristlecone pines are three species of pine trees believed to live longer than any other known organism, up to an age of nearly 5,000 years. They’re grow in isolated groves between 1,700 and 3,400 m (5,600 and 11,200 ft) elevation on dolomitic soils. Because of cold temperatures, dry soils, high winds, and short growing seasons, the trees grow very slowly, which gives the tree’s terminal branches the unique appearance of a long bottle brush. For most of us, we probably won’t be able to see those natural wonders personally. Thanks to those adventurous photographs who made their way to bristlecone pines and bring below awesome photos.
1. Photo credit: Mac Danzig
Timothy Corbin, a talented self-taught landscape photographer recently captured some stunning photos of frozen Ontario lakeshore. With an eye for light and composition, Timothy is able to capture the natural beauty of what surrounds us everyday which we sometimes take for granted, like the ice-laden lakeshore photos presented below. You can find more shots on Timothy’s site. [source]