These trees reflect the extreme conditions in which they have existed for probably hundreds of years. They hang on because that is in their nature. It is the way of nature.
The first survivor in the group is a bristlecone pine in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The image was made using Kodachrome 25 slide/transparency film, one of my favorites, and scanned.
A digital image of a Ponderosa pine in El Malpais National Monument
Finally, another slide made with Fujichrome Velvia film, of a Monterey cypress near Carmel, California.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image