A female photographer named Beth Moon from San Francisco spent 14 years photographing some of the world’s oldest trees. Known for their majesty and grace, trees are always a sight to behold, but Moon takes it up to a whole new level with her unique photography technique of capturing these ancient wonders in black and white and in duotone. She has visited some of the world’s most remote locations shooting these trees, from remote mountainsides to protected lands and private estates. She has photographed spectacular baobab trees in Madagascar, English churchyards and the Horn of Africa, to name a few.
Moon cites three things: age, immense size and history as the three factors she considers when choosing her subjects. For her, these trees are symbolic of our relationship with nature, especially at a time when there is a growing focus towards finding better ways to care for the environment. Beth Moon’s works are published in a book titled “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time.