Portraits of Time: Breathtaking Photograph of the World’s Most Majestic Ancient Trees

Spending 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon hunted and photographed the largest, rarest, and oldest trees on Earth with stops on almost every continent. And below stunning photos are part of her photograph book – “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time“. These hoary forest sentinels are among the oldest living things on the planet and it is desperately important that we do all in our power to ensure their survival. So our descents can know the wonder of such trees in life instead of photographs of things long gone.

Portraits of Time: Breathtaking Photograph of the World’s Most Majestic Ancient Trees
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The Crooked Forest: One of The Most Unusual Forests

Known as the Crooked Forest, this pine grove located outside Gryfino, West Pomerania, Poland is regarded as one of the most unusual forests in the world. The nearly 400 trees are widely agreed to have been shaped by human hands sometime in the 1930s, but for what purposes is still up for debate. Each tree is bent near the base at 90 degrees, a form that could possibly be helpful in boat or furniture making, which is one of the most popular guessing for the existence of this grove. However, no matter what reason it is, the forest makes for an ominous spectacle and thanks to photographer Kilian Schönberger who captured its spooky glory and presented to us.

The Crooked Forest: One of The Most Unusual Forests
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Tree of Life: Stunning Long Exposure Light Painted Trees by Vitor Schietti

Christmas is around corner, you probably have already seen beautiful tree light decoration along streets for the coming holiday. While today, we want to present a set of amazing photos where light appears to drip from trees. No decoration, no photoshop, just using fireworks and long-exposure photography, Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti illuminate the branches and stems of trees in his native Brazil. The photos are a mixture of in-camera light painting, and a bit of post-processing that can combine up to 12 shots into a final image. It sounds not that hard but actually, this amazing series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography. To find prefect balance between the fading twilight and the brightness of the fireworks, you need to practice many times. However, only a few attempts were allowed per day, since the time frame during which this balance is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes). Check the video at the bottom to find out how Vitor use fireworks to in the photo shooting.

Tree of Life: Stunning Long Exposure Light Painted Trees by Vitor Schietti
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12 Amazingly Beautiful Trees

There are many reasons we should all be tree-hugging hippies. They change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe and sequester carbon; they provide shelter for countless critters and provide food for them. Besides all these, they are beautiful and fresh – not only those floral tree, some leaf tree are amazingly beautiful because there special appearance. Here are rounded up 12 Amazing Beautiful Trees we spotted in our life. If you know of an amazing tree not on this list, let us know in the comment box, we will add it.

1. Wisteria Tree
12 Amazingly Beautiful Trees

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