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Two of the most amazing things in the world can be combined to create a fantastic art: photography and nature. Nature photography is an amazing art that captures the beauty of what’s already been there – the Earth.

The Earth we live on is vast and expensive. It’s covered in millions of different species, plants, people, and cultures. The Earth is absolutely stunning, and certain photographers capture it in all the best ways – like Beth Moon. Beth Moon is a San Francisco based photographer that has been searching the Earth for something extremely fascinating – the world’s oldest trees. Beth has traveled in pursuit of the world’s oldest trees for over fourteen years!

“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 in her artist statement. She traveled to some of the most remote and natural regions of the world to capture the amazing photos below.

Sixty of Beth’s photos were published in a book titled, “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time.” You can see some of her photos below.

Inspired by an article that originally appeared on Bored Panda.