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A new book from photographer Beth Moon showcases trees that are up to 4,800 years old

In a new book, photographer Beth Moon showcases towering redwoods, broccoli-shaped baobabs and gnarled trunks growing out of ancient temples. Pictured: Diksom Forest: Socotra, Yemen, 2010. Dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabar) Beth Moon

The biggest challenge in photographing ancient trees can be finding them. When the California-based photographer Beth Moon set out to capture some of the Earth’s oldest trees, she found herself hiking up steep mountains, scrambling over rocks and walking hours down roads where cars couldn’t go. She showcases her findings from the past 14 years in a new book, “Ancient Trees” ...more

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