Photographer's Note

This tree though quite spindly had cracked through the middle of a sizeable rock. I love seeing gnarled trees popping up in random places.

This is the only tree in this area, all that surrounds in close proximity is bracken bushes and scattered rocks. There are trees a few hundred yards away, but are ferns not this type.

I don't know how well you feel the atmosphere of the landscape, I know I remember it being bitterly cold in the harsh wind though a little warmer when sheltered behind the rocks and in the suns wintery light.

I highly recommend Dartmoor for a trip, either for walking which is the perfect hobby for this area or for a spot of photography, there are so many subjects to utilise.

I wasn't sure whether to call this image 'Tree of Life', as I thought it was the name for a tree in Africa which stands a religious symbol for the people who live around it, so my other name was 'Gnarled Tree'. Now I learn that this name is a universal term I have decided to leave it as tree of life.

*I know there is some glare on the right, but if anything I think it might add some more atmosphere to the image.

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