Diamond Nights is a photo collection made by photographer and artist Beth Moon, depicting the majestic relation between trees and the night sky. These photos are so breathtaking and so surreal that they leave the viewer speechless and in a complete state of awe.
“Our relationship to the wild has always played an important role in my work. This series was inspired by two fascinating, scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles.
Most locations were truly wild and remote, far from civilization and light pollution in the southern hemisphere of Africa in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Mighty and eccentric baobabs and surreal quiver trees are featured in this work, titled after constellations named by the ancient Greeks and Romans.” – Beth Moon
The locations are truly magical and isolated, giving off a feeling of connectivity between anything and everything. A true photo series, entitled Diamond Nights. You can really feel that you are part of the world, the universe. You can actually see the universe existing in real life. Something that many people today have lost due to light pollution in large cities.
The Milky Way seen through the majestic branches of the baobab trees, all the while looking out for any wild creature that might be out to get you, really makes you feel alive. It is no wonder how the peoples of Africa have such a vast and rich cultural heritage, given the amazing views they must have had in ancient times.