Digital License – Bristlecone Pine



California boasts numerous scientifically measured and verified superlatives, from the highest to the lowest, the deepest to the biggest. Nestled in the Eastern Sierra, one of the most captivating of these is the oldest. The Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, not just the oldest in California or North America but the oldest living non-clonal organisms on our planet, stand as a testament to the resilience and endurance of nature.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, a sanctuary for some of the oldest living trees in the world, is a testament to the power of endurance. These magnificent trees, some over 4,500 years old, thrive in one of the most inhospitable environments in the American Southwest. Perched between 10,000 and 11,400 ft in the White Mountains near Big Pine, CA, these trees have weathered brutal temperatures and gale force winds, their shapes and stature a testament to their indomitable spirit.

These trees stand tall and proud like Roman centurions – they are gnarled, weather-beaten, and resilient. The oldest tree, as yet unnamed, is believed to be 5,070 years old now. This individual tree began life about the same time humans began to develop the concept of writing. It was about 500 years old when the pyramids at Giza were built. This tree would have been about 3,000 years old when the English language began to evolve.

Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest; Big Pine, California.

Media: Royalty-Free Digital License

Royalty-Free Digital License

This Royalty-Free License provides an all-encompassing license that does not restrict you to predetermined usage. Price is determined by the size of the image you license, and you can use the image as many times and in any format you need with the full understanding that this is a non-exclusive license subject to the following restrictions as to how the image is used:

  • This license allows you to use this image for promotional and editorial purposes (e.g., websites, blogs, brochures, mailers, business cards, etc.
  • This image cannot be used for advertising or promotional purposes, such as broadcast, print covers, etc.
  • This license does NOT include CD covers, inserts, or any other type of packaging.

If you desire exclusivity so that others cannot use the same image, please get in touch with an Art Specialist here.


  • Small (640 Pixels)  –  $125     /     Good for web-based-only usage.
  • Medium (2048 Pixels)  –  $250     /     Best for larger web usage (full-screen web, presentations, and small prints).
  • Large (4000 Pixels)  –  $500     /     Highest quality, allowing for maximum use across digital and print.