An individual Aspen tree can live up to 150 years and their deep root system means that when an old tree dies a new one can grow from its roots.

For this reason Aspen Groves are considered to be an indicator of ancient woodlands, and their ability to survive woodland fires gives them a mystical background.

Ansel Adam's photograph captures the shimmering, characteristic, tall straight trunks of the Aspen tree.

The pale contrasting tones of the photograph give it an atmospheric feel that is almost ethereal whilst still retaining the details of these beautiful Aspen trees.