The Redwood forests are an incredible ecosystem unlike any other and their existence provides us with a way of understanding time and our place in this world. Among these ancient trees, new life grows out of the decay of the forest floor. The past visibly intertwining with the present, feeding the rest of the forest through decomposition. Some of the Redwood trees date back to the Roman Empire and have survived fire, storm, earthquake and disease. Despite these challenges the forests have continued to flourish and evolve over time.

But human-made climate change threatens this balanced ecosystem. As a result, the next thirty years will dramatically impact the future of the Redwood forests. This series of photographs by Lincoln Schatz explores the Redwoods in this moment of accelerated climate change. They are a call to action for us to adopt polices and plans that will mitigate future damage for current generations and those to come.

These photographs bring into light the incredibly rich world that fill these forests, from floor to canopy, studying in both close detail and large scale, the scope and beauty of the Redwoods and all that they can show us about the grandeur of nature, if only we take the time to pay attention and see for ourselves.

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deer lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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deer lichen with leaves Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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deep forest light Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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lichen construction Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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sorrel after rain Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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forest floor Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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spiny lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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lichen nest under branch Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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detail of lichen on branch Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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underside with lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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evergreens and lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tapestry in early spring Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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modernist tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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multiple layers of flora Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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spiny lichen on branch Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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infinite texture and color Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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brown flat leaves with orange tips Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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colors and textures of leaves Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tubular lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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lichen moss tree rock Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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draped over tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fern symphony Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tree covered with ferns Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fallen tree in forest Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fern wall Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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ferns and sorrel Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fern family Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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river with ferns and fallen tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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early spring white bark trees Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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climbing fern and vine Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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light penetrating forest canopy Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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a fallen giant redwood- the earthquake tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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grove of trees with ferns Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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multiple textures and shades of flora Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fallen forest with ferns Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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redwood density with fog Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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magnificent redwood forest Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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ferns climbing trees Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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fern between trees Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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sculptural composition Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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burnt and live bark Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tree sculpture Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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inside a redwood Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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undulating tree texture Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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deep forest composition Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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redwood with green flora Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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burnt redwood interior Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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sheared tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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the wonder of trees Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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lichen layer on tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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co-joining barks Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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vertical bark patterns Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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dense nodular bark Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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redwood bark Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tree dense with flora Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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tree with lichen Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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deep forest flora Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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lichen on tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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Dense flora covered tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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Flora covered tree Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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engulfing rock Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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detail of burnt redwood interior Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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Burnt Redwood Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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burnt redwood Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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assembled by nature Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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after storm Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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after the storm on the beach Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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after the storm Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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formed over time Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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rock layers Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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quartz streak in rock Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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compressed over time IImmersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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witness to movement Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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multi minerals Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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totemic rock formations Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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coastal rock formations Immersed in an Ancient Forest: The California Redwoods- contemporary photography series by Lincoln Schatz
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