The sun rising behind the Moreton Bay Fig tree in Balboa Park. The sun is creating a sunstar and flare.

New Day | Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Balboa Park

This spectacular tree is located in Balboa Park just north of the Natural History Museum. From the very first time I saw this tree, I knew I would have to photograph it. I grew up in Canada and we have nothing like this with it's enormous roots and twisted trunk.

This fig tree was planted for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. You used to be able to climb the tree and sit in it's shade but due to visitors compacting the soil and damaging the root system, the tree is now permanently off limits.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 36 inches

30 x 45 inches

40 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please contact me for international rates.

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