ancient bristlecone forest

An Evening with the Ancients by Nolan Nitschke

photographers note:  Finally, after month of little clouds and a very unimpressive winter, the first round of monsoon moisture moved in over the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains. A massive thunderhead built up over White Peak and so for sunset I drove up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and was lucky enough to have this scene unfold in front of my camera.


Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest under the stars by JeromeSlaglePhotography
Via Flickr:
I was camping at Grand View Campgrounds among the bristlecones hoping to get clear skies later. The clouds cleared up real nice , the air was calm and hardly any moisture since the day was dang hot in the Sierras earlier in the day. At the far right of the photograph you can see the planet Mars at it’s closest to earth since the year November of 2005, 46.8 million miles from Earth.


Described by the photographer as some of his favorite views of the sky from around the world, including cities and landscapes. Love the dancing radio telescopes :).

This collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: 
Los Angeles • Chicago • NYC • Tokyo • Singapore • Sydney • New Zealand • Big Sur • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest • CARMA • Eastern Sierra • Death Valley • Yosemite • Vermillion Cliffs • Mojave Desert