Saturday, November 17, 2012
Simone Preuss

With the concentric star trails crowning this bristlecone pine, the image looks almost out of this world.
Unless otherwise noted, most of the incredible photos seen here were taken in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) grows at a high elevation of between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3,000 and 3,400 m) and is protected within the White Mountains by the Inyo National Forest. To guard these ancient specimens further – from trophy seekers, vandals and the overly curious – the trees are unmarked, meaning that only experts and those who are really clued-in know where the oldest can be found.
Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/forests/news-stunning-images-bristlecone-pine-oldest-living-tree-earth?image=1#aHA22cUtVmBQPExJ.99

Simone Preuss

With the concentric star trails crowning this bristlecone pine, the image looks almost out of this world.

Unless otherwise noted, most of the incredible photos seen here were taken in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) grows at a high elevation of between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3,000 and 3,400 m) and is protected within the White Mountains by the Inyo National Forest. To guard these ancient specimens further – from trophy seekers, vandals and the overly curious – the trees are unmarked, meaning that only experts and those who are really clued-in know where the oldest can be found.

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