The World's Oldest Trees Photographed Against Starry Backdrops by Beth Moon

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Photographer Beth Moon captures awe-inspiring photographs of the world's oldest trees set against starry night sky's in a photo series titled “Diamond Nights”. Moon has previously spent the last 14 years capturing photos of the world's oldest trees before they disappear, but decided to start photographing them at night after she learnt of two scientific studies that had connected tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles.

Most of her work is captured in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia where she photographs baobab and quiver trees. Each photograph is a 30 second exposure to avoid capturing any movement in the stars. You can learn more about the photo series via and Facebook.