Bristlecone Pine Forest And Wheeler Peak

Description: Bristlecone Pines in Great Basin National Park are thousands of years old and their forest doesn’t resemble what we think of as a ‘traditional’ forest. They are sparse trees and just a big on the scraggly side. But their longevity is amazing especially when set against the backdrop of Nevada’s second highest mountain, Wheeler Peak (on the right). This grove of bristlecones is located around 10,800′.

Bristlecone pines lay at the foot on Wheeler Peak, a rocky crag of a mountain and home to Nevada's only glacier.

Location: Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA, North America

Camera: Canon R5 + 24-105mm L lens

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)

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