Amazing detail and texture in this ancient tree. The bristlecone trees in White Mountain California are oldest known trees in the world. The oldest being the Methuselah tree which is over 4,800 years old.
Anyone who follows my posted photos knows that I have a fondness for these 4,000 year-old contorted trees found in the White Mountains just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This tree in particular is probably the most-photographed of the grove, and one I enjoy revisiting often.
If you do visit these trees be prepared to have your breath taken away, literally. They grow best in higher elevations. The notable trees in the White Mountains are around 10,000 feet elevation or higher. Even a simple walk around the grove will get you huffing and puffing until your climatized.