This rugged old tree starkly contrasts with the way it's presented; the professional studio photo, the quality stand and pot cleaned and oiled to perfection. As you can see, it's a pine. I won't bother to guess the variety, but here's where I found it and here's the caption... Nippon Bonsai Sakka Kyookai Europe España a SAKKA TEN 2012 - PEÑISCOLA. Fotos de estudio realizadas por Alex Espuny (Studio Photos by Alex Espuny).
I’m mesmerized by this tree’s rugged, natural look. So even though we’ve shown it before (with two more photos today), I’m going to ask you to indulge me in a second time.
A closer look. Though we know a human hand and eye has been intimately involved, the tree looks almost untouched
Even closer. Old bark and aged deadwood add heaps of character
Frosting on the cake. Only a yamadori (bonsai collected in the wild) could have this much completely unique, untamed action