11 Stunning Images Of The World’s Oldest Trees Illuminated By Ancient Constellations

After spending the last 14 years photographing the world’s oldest trees in broad daylight, Beth Moon’s embarked on a project called “Diamond Nights,” capturing these ancient trees at night.
“Our relationship to the wild has always played an important role in my work. This series was inspired by two fascinating, scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles,” explains Moon.
One of these studies concluded that cosmic radiation impacts tree growth more significantly than rainfall or annual temperature. The second found that tree buds change in size and shape in a way that directly correlates to the moon and planets.
Beth’s photos were shot primarily in southern Africa and feature Baobab and Quiver trees. They’re named after the constellations captured in the background. Check out her stunning images below, and you can see more of her work at her website.

 

1. Izar and Aquila

 

2. Lacerta

 

3. Hydra

4. Aludra

 

5. Corvus

 

6. Orion

7. Volans

 

8. Lyra

 

9. Andromeda

 

10. Ara

 

11. Octans