Daniel McVey posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook. He wrote:
Stripped of its bark, tortured by the elements, and survivor to an axe, this bristlecone tree stands with others in a forest over a 1,000 years old near Alma, Colorado.
Thank you, Daniel!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.