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John’s Island, SC, USA
Canon 7D
Sigma 10-20mm
The branches of this tree are so heavy they must be supported by cables and props. I chose not to clone these items out.


live oak, angel oak, oldest tree, sc

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  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 3 years ago

    Towering over 65 feet high, the Angel Oak has shaded John’s Island, South Carolina, for over 1400 years, and would have sprouted 1000 years before Columbus’ arrival in the New World. Recorded history traces the ownership of the live oak and surrounding land, back to the year 1717 when Abraham Waight received it as part of a small land grant. The tree stayed in the Waight family for four generations, and was part of a Marriage Settlement to Justus Angel and Martha Waight Tucker Angel. In modern times, the Angel Oak has become the focal point of a public park. Today the live oak has a diameter of spread reaching 160 feet, a circumference of nearly 25 feet, and covers 17,100 square feet of ground.

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Charmiene : )

    – Christine Annas

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfalmost 3 years ago

    lovely capture! I love the starburst sun!

  • Thanks so much, Sharon ; )

    – Christine Annas

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Such a fabulous tree!!

  • Thank you Cee!

    – Christine Annas

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    Really a nice one, Chris..the colors and detail are really well done.. I can see the texture in that bark and all of those branches reaching out….Plus, the background is super too…You know, in the dark this tree might be rather spooky! It’s not spooky right now though, it’s beautiful!

  • Thank you, Katherine. This tree is so enormous, what I have shown here is just part of it. Even with a super wide angle lens, to get the whole tree in the shot really gives it so much less impact. I’ll probably share some other perspectives of the branches that touch the ground and then rise up again. Simply a magnificent sight to see in person. I think it would be super spooky with some of that Spanish moss that grows everywhere in the deep South hanging from its branches!

    – Christine Annas

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    I love trees and this is just wonderful Christine!!

  • Thank you so much, Fara!

    – Christine Annas

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing tree,….Great shot Christine!

  • Just jaw dropping in person! Thank you so much!

    – Christine Annas

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 3 years ago

    Love this!!! Wonderful!

  • Thank you, Monica!

    – Christine Annas

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 3 years ago

    LOVE THIS TREE!!! IT is on my bucket list to visit again !!!!!! Maybe Spring 2012 :) BEAUTIFUL IMAGE :)

  • I would dearly love to shoot this one in Winter! Thanks for the visit and comment, Judy!

    – Christine Annas

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! Awesome tree, excellent capture!

  • It’s so much more amazing in person! Thanks Bill!

    – Christine Annas

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