Trees and Forests

I find trees to be one of my favourite subjects to photograph; they are also one of the hardest. Trees by their very nature twist and turn unpredictably making composition a challenge, especially in a deep forest setting. Within some of the thickest old growth forests light is almost impenetrable and very long shutter speeds are not uncommon. I am always amazed at the tenacious grip on life that some trees display, especially those in high alpine environments or those in extreme dry climates. Within this gallery you will find images from the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, deserts of the southwest and alpine environments in between.

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carmanah, walbran, vancouver island, british columbia, old growth
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentine Patagonia, lenga, beech trees,  photo
carmanah, provincial park, vancouver island, british columbia, canada photo
vancouver island, british columbia, big leaf maples, green,  photo
Hatley Park National Historic Site, Colwood, british Columbia, Canada photo
Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada photo
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA, maple, patter,  photo
nootka trail, nootka island, old growth, british columbia, canada, snford williams photo
old growth, point atkinson, vancouver, british columbia, canada, lgged photo
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Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, autumn, web photo
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Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada,western red cedar, thuja plicata  photo
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The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, alpine larch, autumn photo
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The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, alpine larch, autumn, colour, color,  photo
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The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, larch, alpine, autumn, color, colour,  photo
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The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA photo
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA, rays of light photo
MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada photo
Olympic National Park, Washington, USA,  photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Island, Strait of Georgia photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Muleshoe, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
British Columbia, Canada, Moyie River, mist photo
West Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada, coastal, fog, old growth, forest,  photo
pacific rim, national park, british columbia, canada, sitka, spruce, red cedar, rainforest,  photo
revelstoke, national park, british columbia, canada, cedars, board walk, forest, western red cedar photo
fairy lake, port renfrew,vancouver island, bonsai photo
Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada photo
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
Zion National Park, Utah, USA, boxelder, autumn, yellow,  photo
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Zion National Park, Utah, USA, ponderosa, pine, frost, photo
Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA , temperate, rainforest, green photo
Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA photo
MacMillan Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, cathedral grove, douglas fir,  photo
vine maple, moss, Olympic National Park, green, Washington, USA, Marymere Falls,   photo
Oregon White Oak,Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA, Adam Gibbs, Twisted Oaks photo
Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada photo
Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
rain forest, golden ears, provincial park, british columbia, canada, old growth, fog photo
Vine Maple,Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA, autumn, Adam Gibbs, conifer  photo
jasper, national park, alberta, canada, cottonwood creek, autumn,  photo
The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes, wilderness, Larch, Washington, autumn photo
Jasper Icefields parkway, Sunwapta Pass, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, englemann spruce, snow photo
Populus tremuloides, aspen, kananaskis, alberta, canada, autumn, barrier lake,  photo
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red cedar, western, british columbia, canada, roots, deer lake, burnaby, vine maple photo
Zion National Park, Utah, USA photo
Zion National Park, Utah, USA photo
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Vine Maple,Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA, autumn, Adam Gibbs, conifer photo
Coyote Gulch,Escalante Resource Area, BLUSAM, Utah,  photo
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA photo
ponderosa, pine, zion, national park, usa, utah, tree, roots photo
golden ears, provincial park, british columbia, canada, parkland, trees, harvested, forest photo
queen charlotte islands, british columbia, canada, tow hill, ecological reserve, forest, moss photo
Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs photo
west coast, british columbia, canada, golden ears, provincial park, green, 4x5, vine maple, epiphytes, temperate, forest photo
Olympic National Park, Washington, USA photo
golden ears, provincial park, british columbia, canada, forest, light, 4x5, fog,  photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Sitka Spruce photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Licorice Fern, Polypodium glycyrrhiza, moss, bigleaf maple, Acer macrophyllum,Carmanah Provincial Park  photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
sitka, spruce, san juan river, british columbia, canada, vancouver island,cowichan lake  photo
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horseshoe lake, jasper national park, alberta, canada, reflection, lodgepole pine,  photo
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
San Juan Bridge Rec. Site, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, bigleaf maple, trees, sitka spruce photo
Carmanah Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Moyie River, British Columbia, Canada photo
Moyie River, British Columbia, Canada photo
fairy lake, port renfrew, vancouver island, bonsai photo
Fairy Lake, Adam Gibbs, Port Renfrew, Conifer, west coast, british columbia, Canada photo
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Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Adam Gibbs, Hemlock photo
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada photo
red cedar, Cypress Provincial Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada photo
Zion National Park, Utah, USA, pine, pinus, ponderosa, twisted, dusk, silhouette photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada photo
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Mt. Hemlock photo
alpine larch,The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, enchantment lake,  photo
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nanaimo, british columbia, canada,ammonite falls,temperate photo
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