Beth Moons Ancient Trees

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Beth Moon ist 14 Jahre durch die Welt gereist und hat uralte Bäume fotografiert, hier eine großartige Galerie davon auf Lensculture, ein paar mehr Fotos gibt's in der Verve Gallery und grade eben ist ein Bildband mit den Ents erschienen: http://www.abbeville.com/bookpage.asp?isbn=9780789211958

Few of these trees have signposts or any markings/recognition. Indeed, they often grow in unexpected places, seemingly unaware of their surroundings, as if they exist in another world. Many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, or on protected land. Certain species exist only in a few isolated areas of the world. For example, there are six species of baobabs found only on the island of Madagascar, and the mythical dragon’s blood tree grows only on a tiny island in the Arabian Sea.

I have photographed many of the oldest yews in the United Kingdom, as well as the bristlecone pines in the mountains of California (some of which are nearly 4,000 years old). These monumental trees exhibit a heroic presence not usually found in younger trees. Hidden in the grooves of their tattered trunks is a perfection of beauty derived from an age that comes with its own threat.

Lens Culture: Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees (via MeFi)

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