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Bristlecone Pine Between Thunderstorms

By Tatiana Boyle

Bristlecone pine between thunderstormsSpring weather in the high mountains of eastern California changes almost by the minute. I waited for cloudbursts and overwhelming rumbles of thunderstorms to give chance to late afternoon sunlight to emphasize almost 5,000-year-old natural spectacles — bristlecone pine.

Tatiana Boyle specializes in travel, lifestyle and portrait photography. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

Her work has been featured in publications and commercial projects in the U.S., Australia, Austria, Germany, Russia and many other countries. Some of her recent clients include GEO, Allen & Unwin, Capstone Press, Science Press, VIA magazine, Travel Oregon and many others.

As a photographer and filmographer, she has participated in more than 20 exploratory expeditions in the world’s most remote and wild places; produced documentaries on topics in environmental science; hosted weekly television show on wildlife; and planned and managed multimillion dollar projects. She is based in Portland, Ore. View more of her work at

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