Matt Purciel Photography
bristlecone pine forest and the milky way

bristlecone pine forest and the milky way

The Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to some of the oldest living trees in the world. That weekend I wanted to shoot the Bristlecone Pines Forest along with the Milky Way since it was going to be a new moon. So, I headed to the White Mountains, well above 10,000 ft. elevation where the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is located. It's hard to fathom how old these trees are, but based on their tree rings, the age of these trees is somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. Put that into context this tree was a little seedling when the pyramids in Egypt were being built. This is the most iconic bristlecone tree in the White Mountains, and you can see why. I think it fitting to photograph this amazing Bristlecone Pine with the Milky Way.