Breathtaking Photos of Golden Ginkgo Trees Blanketing the Ground With Sunshine

 

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Ginkgo trees are lauded for their unique yellow leaves that have a graceful fan-like shape. Although beautiful on a branch, it's equally as stunning when the leaves start to fall; they blanket the ground with sunshine. South Korean landscape photographer Dongne Jjisca showcases this magical moment in nature with their landscape images. In a couple of particularly breathtaking photos, Jjisca highlights two views of ginkgo trees: one that offers a bird’s-eye view of the massive tree and another shot that shows leaves fluttering from the branches to cloak the ground below.

The ginkgo is a historically significant tree. Considered a “living fossil,” its leaf fossils date from a staggering 270 million years ago. This makes it a fitting addition to one of the architectural structures seen in Jjisca’s photos. The image in which a 400-year-old ginkgo is dropping its leaves is done so in front of Ungok Seowon, a Confucian institution that dates back to 1602. Located in Gyeongju in the North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, it is now a cultural heritage site. Coupled with the glorious tree, the scene is as picturesque as it is historical.

Scroll down for more of Jjisca’s work. In addition to ginkgo trees, they have a knack for capturing the beauty of vibrant trees and how they interact with both the built and natural environment.

Photographer Dongne Jjisca captures the beauty of ginkgo trees in stunning landscape images.

 

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In addition to ginkgo trees, the photographer has a knack for capturing the beauty of vibrant trees and how they interact with the environment.

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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