Wow, thanks everyone!
I never expected to win, especially considering I don’t even have a real camera (just a little canon powershot). That tree in my picture is a bristlecone pine
. They are the oldest living things on the planet. This one at Mt. Charleston wasn’t really that
old when it died, but there is a living one close by that is said to be over 3,000 years old. At high elevations, the forest is full of these beautiful gnarled and twisted trees sculpted by the wind and time. It's a very surreal landscape.