Bristlecone Pine, White Mountains, California, May 2009
The blue skies visible in this photograph did not last long and my trip was cut short by a storm (rain and a bit of snow later). The Bristlecone Pine trees found here at very high elevations and is a survival story. Some claim it to be the oldest surviving living inhabitant. Two black and white renditions of this area from the same trip are documented in my earlier blog posts here and here. The latter was selected to be published in a Photo Book Contest.