Trees are essential to life on Earth, as photosynthesis provides the breathable oxygen that much of life relies on in order to survive. Trees also are excellent subjects for photographers, as they provide excellent focal points for photographs, as well as occluding light and causing beautiful godrays, and also helping to frame a composition.

Here are some beautiful and serene examples of tree photography.

St. Albans Park by Spedding

Lost Colors by Hiroyuki

Divine Light by Chris Lofqvist

Evening Light by Richard Lowkes

Winterweg by Norbert

Infrared Waterscape by Sakis Dazanis

Autumn Tree by tbegor

Tomorrow Will Be A Better Day by Loren Zemlicka

Pacific Morning by Paul Dex

Ice World by Ildiko Horvath