02 May 2014

3200 Years in One Photo

3200 Years in One Photo...

It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname.
Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. 
The trunk of the president measures at 27 feet across, with estimated 2 BILLION needles from base to top.
Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety. Until now. A team of national geographic photographers have worked along with scientists to try and create the first photo that shows the president in all its glory.
They had to climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos.
Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together, to get this incredible portrait of the president.
And here it is:
                    Incredible, is it not?

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