3200 Years in One Photo.

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 22 April 2014 23:47
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Now, this is a tree!

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. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth.

oldest tree in one photo
The trunk of the president measures at 27 fee across, with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.
oldest tree in one photo
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.
oldest tree in one photo
They had to climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos.
oldest tree in one photo
Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together, to get this incredbile portrait of the president.
oldest tree in one photo
And here it is:
oldest tree in one photo
Incredible, is it not?