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Above, a Rilke¿s Bayon (Tetrameles nudiflora) is growing out of the ruins in Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

US-based photographer Beth Moon has been fascinated by trees since the and has travelled to Madagascar, Cambodia and beyond to photograph some of the world's oldest specimens.

Quiver Trees At Dusk: These South African trees, a type of aloe, are named for the practise of hollowing out their branches to make quivers

Quiver Trees At Dusk: These South African trees, a type of aloe, are named for the practise of hollowing out their branches to make quivers

The General Sherman, Sierra Nevada, California

The General Sherman, Sierra Nevada, California is 2000 years old.

Above, the Bufflesdrift Baobab, which is situated near Lephalale, Limpopo. Like many of the trees in Moon's collection, it's among the oldest in the country at 800 years old

US-based photographer Beth Moon has been fascinated by trees since the and has travelled to Madagascar, Cambodia and beyond to photograph some of the world's oldest specimens.

Moon studied fine art in Wisconsin and started photographing trees in 1999. Above, Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Moon studied fine art in Wisconsin and started photographing trees in Above, Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

She told MailOnline Travel: 'There are so many aspects of trees that I find intriguing, I am learning all the time. Many have very compelling stories/histories and they are ingenious at finding ways to survive in dire conditions'

She told MailOnline Travel: 'There are so many aspects of trees that I find intriguing, I am learning all the time. Many have very compelling stories/histories and they are ingenious at finding ways to survive in dire conditions'

The Bowthorpe Oak (above) in Lincolnshire is among the oldest oak trees in England. It was the first tree that Moon photographed

The world’s oldest trees and where to find them

By camping near the trees, Moon ensures that she's already there at sunrise and can stay when the sun is setting. Above, Desert rose (Wadi Fa Lang) in Socotra, Yemen

By camping near the trees, Moon ensures that she's already there at sunrise and can stay when the sun is setting. Above, Desert rose (Wadi Fa Lang) in Socotra, Yemen

A lot of planning goes into each series of photographs. Above, Dragon¿s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) in Socotra, Yemen

Above, Dragon¿s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) in Socotra, Yemen