We all know that planet earth is stunning, mysterious and unique, and it also has that aura of magic around it. Through the photography by a woman who has traveled around the world for 14 years has documented ancient trees, and her photographs capture the magic that is Mother Nature. Because of our busy scheduled lifestyles, many of us lose the perspective of how lucky we are to live on this beautiful planet and to experience the beauties that have to offer.

As we all know, planet Earth is so far the ONLY planet on the universe known to have ‘life’, and is a galactic haven filled with the most incredible places which existed many millennia ago, long before us humans walked this planet, making it a very special place, and being the dominant species living on Earth, need to ensure that the beauty that surrounds us is protected for our future generations.

As we take on the era of technology, we tend to forget to be thankful and to appreciate the surroundings we live in, and how fortunate to say that planet Earth is our home.

Understanding the importance of protecting Mother Nature, photographer Beth Moon, based just outside of San Francisco, decided on a 14 year-long journey around the world, from the US to Europe, to Asia and the Middle East and Africa, to capture and document mother earth’s oldest trees, and the result: a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, mind-boggling collection of photographs which is just pure magic. These magical photographs of Beth’s 14-year journey around the globe were later published in a book named “Ancient Trees: Portraits Of Time”.

According to the description of Beth’s book, “This handsome volume presents nearly seventy of Moon’s finest tree portraits as full-page duotone plates. The pictured trees include the tangled, hollow-trunked yews—some more than a thousand years old—that grow in English churchyards; the baobabs of Madagascar, called “upside-down trees” because of the curious disproportion of their giant trunks and modest branches; and the fantastical dragons blood trees, red-sapped and umbrella-shaped, that grow only on the island of Socotra, off the Horn of Africa.” And as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some of the most amazing photographs taken by Beth Moon on her epic journey…