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 (amazon)“. 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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When ask about the criteria Moon used for choosing particular trees are basically three: age, immense size or notable history. To get the right information, Moon has to do a lot of research instead of just shooting the photos. Moon writes in her artist statement. “By feeling a larger sense of time, developing a relationship with the natural world, we carry that awareness with us as it becomes a part of who we are. I cannot imagine a better way to commemorate the lives of the world’s most dramatic trees, many which are in danger of destruction, than by exhibiting their portraits.”

Love the photos and want to see more, you can purchase Moons’ book “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time” on amazon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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