Photographer Spends 14 Years Of Her Life Documenting World’s Oldest Trees
San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon set out to document the oldest, largest, and rarest trees in the world. She’s been traveling for 14 years already, visiting five continents, with the result of 60 finest photographs that were recently printed out in the book titled “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time.”
For the photos to look old themselves and stress the overwhelming age of the trees in focus, Moon uses a rare and difficult practice of platinum and palladium printing. The photographer selects her subjects based on three criteria: their age, size, and history.
“Standing as the Earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment,” writes Moon.
Take a look at some of the most majestic trees from Moon‘s collection.