Southern Live Oaks


Live Oaks, to me, capture the essence of southern living. These magnificent trees laced with Spanish Moss greet you, arms outstretched, everywhere you look in the south.

Here is the most famous Live Oak in the South:

Angel Oak is 1,500 years old and encompasses 17,000 square feet with its longest limb reaching 105 feet.

Yes, it is incredible.

Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC

Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC

Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC

Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC

 

 

I photographed these gorgeous live oaks at the Ace Basin, Edisto, SC:

Antebellum Mansion and Live Oaks, Ace Basin, Edisto, SC

Antebellum Mansion and Live Oaks, Ace Basin, Edisto, SC

Live Oak Grove, Ace Basin, SC

Live Oak Grove, Ace Basin, SC

Live Oaks and Road, Edisto, SC

Live Oaks and Road, Edisto, SC

Live Oaks and Spanish Moss, Ace Basin, SC

Live Oaks and Spanish Moss, Ace Basin, SC

 

In Savannah, GA:

Morning, in a square in Savannah.

Morning, in a square in Savannah.

Live Oak Silhouette, Savannah, GA

Live Oak Silhouette, Savannah, GA

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13 comments

  1. Fabulous – the first one of Angel Oak with the sun shining thru is pure magic. I hope to go back and photograph it under different lighting conditions myself. And I can’t get enough of the Spanish Moss dangling in the branches. It seems like it prefers the live oaks as host?

  2. How can you not love these? Filled with elegance and warmth. Nice job, Jane!

  3. It’s hard to capture these massive trees, and you did it. Liked your comments too.

  4. these are terrific. i love the light, shadows and textures. iive oaks and spanish moss ace basin looks like a photo of a painting. thanks for sharing these.

  5. Beautiful trees, I love them!

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