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Beyond the Visible Spectrum — a collaboration with Aaron M. Ellison

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine tree is the oldest living single organism on Earth, living up to 5,000 years of age. These trees grow very slowly, and only at elevations above 9,500 feet. The main viewers of these trees in their remote environment are animals, who do not all see in the same spectra that humans do. In order to attempt an understanding of how the trees may appear to other animals, through our interdisciplinary project, we made images of these methuselahs in the visible spectrum (upper two images, upper left is desaturated, lower right in infrared, and lower left in the ultraviolet. 


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