The Old Veteran Monterey Cypress Tree

The Old Veteran Monterey Cypress Tree -- cliff, monterey cypress, tree

These cypresses, which formerly extended over a much wider range, withdrew to these fog-shrouded headlands as the climate changed with the close of the Pleistocene epoch 15,000 years ago. The trees mirror the forces of nature and time; they survive the salt spray and wind, with their roots seeking nourishment in cracks and crevices.


Point Lobos, Carmel, California, USA

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