The Life and Love of Trees Photo Slideshow
Extraordinary images from some of the world's leading nature photographers.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Species: Fagus sylvatica
Photographer: Kathy Collins
The forest floor under these beech trees in Perthshire, Scotland, is low in undergrowth due to the heavy canopy of the trees, which prevents light reaching the ground. This creates a distinctive forest scene of heavy leaf litter late in the year and into early spring when the beech has finally shed its leaves.
From The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell. Image © Kathy Collins