The Ancient Angel Oak Tree
Some estimates put this tree at 500 years old, while others claim it to be over 1500 years old. I'm not sure which to believe, but it's truly a magnificent sight. Oak trees are all over the Charleston area, but this is by far the largest, with branches trailing in every direction. Even with a wide-angle lens it was difficult to capture most of it. Outside the frame of this photo, the tree's branches disappear into the surrounding bushes.