By Erika Owen
Updated: January 24, 2017
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Beth Moon

For the last 14 years, Beth Moon has been circling the globe documenting the world's rarest trees. The San Francisco-photographer has traveled through the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa on a trip that's brought her to the sites of trees that are sometimes more than 1,000 years old. The subjects are found in all sorts of situations: breaking through crumbling architecture, standalone in Africa's deserts, even the seemingly upside-down baobab trees of Madagascar. One her most exciting finds has been the Dragon's Blood Tree. Moon shares a few words on the special species:

Moon's book, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, features 60 of her favorite prints in the form of full-page, duotone plates. For more information on how to get a copy, head over to Amazon.

Beth Moon
Beth Moon
Beth Moon

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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