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SOURCE: Collective-Evolution

These photos were taken by Beth Moon, a photographer based out of San Francisco, California. She spent over a decade travelling the world in search of the globe’s most ancient trees. Her photos come from very remote locations, as she explains on her website:

“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 6 species of spectacular baobabs, found only on the island of Madagascar. Sadly, the baobab is now one of the three most endangered species on the island.”

Many of the trees she’s photographed are only there because they’ve been out of reach of civilization and human activity. They come from protected land, private estates, mountainsides and more.

She choose to photograph trees based on their age, size and historical significance. Beth did plenty of research before taking these photos, which further add to their substance and awe.

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