Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Trees

Bristlecone Pines

  • Photographer
    David Xu
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7r4, Sony 12-24/2.8 Lens, Iso 400, F22, 1/80, Exposure Blending
  • Photo Date
    Oct 18, 2020

Bristlecone pine is the oldest living non-clonal organism on earth and, if trees could speak, they might tell us of a slightly different sky than the one we see now. As yet unnamed, the oldest tree is a little over 5,000 years old and was just a sapling when the star Thuban was the pole star and when the Egyptian pyramids were being built. I found and photographed an ideal combination of three bristlecones where one frames perfectly the other two.