World's Oldest Tree

Beth Moon has spent the past 14-years tracking down ancient trees affected by cosmic rays for her “Diamond Nights” project, which mainly features baobab as well as quiver trees in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. She says: “Our relationship to the wild has always played an important role in my work. This series was inspired by two fascinating, scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles.” A guide lead her to each location during the day, and she returned to the marked spot at night when the stars were out to snap photos with 30-second exposure times. In case you’re wondering, each photo is named after the constellations in the background. Check out Beth Moon’s books here. Continue reading for more.

The World's Oldest Trees Beth Moon

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