Photographer Kilian Schönberger’s tribute to the spruce forests of Germany – decimated in recent years by a raging bark beetle infestation spurred by climate change but seen here in the ethereal light of misty mornings. To wit:
Huge woods were destroyed by the bark beetle within a few weeks. Since the lowlands are not the natural habitat of the spruce the bark beetles just restored the balance of nature… In the Eastern Bavarian mountain ranges with higher precipitation, I was looking for natural spruce forests and found a wood wonderland. That’s the area where almost homogeneous spruce forests will also grow in the next decades.
More of his work here.