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Photographers spent 32 days to take a picture of this gigantic tree!

Photographers spent 32 days to take a picture of this gigantic tree!

This colossal sequoia tree is not only extremely high, but very old as well: it started growing about 3200 years ago! Because of the tremendous size and location amid the forest, it was impossible to take a photo of the whole tree. National Geographic team was the first to do it!


The tree grows in the Giant Forest within Sequoia National Park in the western Sierra Nevada of California. It was given a name of President.

The giant sequoia is 246 ft (75 m) high, and its volume is 45,026 ft3 or 1,275 m3.

The trunk of the tree is 26.2 ft (8 m) in diameter. Its mighty branches carry approximately 2 billion needles, this is much more than any other conifer on the planet has.

A team of photographers and scientists from National Geographic used a lot of various equipment for scaling duplication of the tree that is regarded by some as the biggest one in the World (though this is rather disputable).

After 32 days of hard work and combining of 126 photographs into one continuous image, the team managed to create a fantastic picture of President! Here it is:

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Patricia McCreedy
Patricia McCreedy
This picture is amazing and it was way back in 1969 when I arrived in
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Oct 4, 2015 11:20PM
Rodney Beattie
Rodney Beattie
IT IS A AWESOME TREE. HOPE IT KEEPS LIVING FOR A LONG TIME.
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Oct 5, 2015 12:20AM
William Krawchenko
William Krawchenko
you have to be up close in order to really see how awsome these trees can be
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Oct 5, 2015 8:35PM
Baron Byron Greenback
How does one tell the age precisely?
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Oct 5, 2015 8:48PM
Tom Young
Awesome sequoia
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Oct 5, 2015 8:56PM
Lynn Cobb
Lynn Cobb
WOW!!!!!
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Oct 5, 2015 9:07PM
Annie Williams
Annie Williams
Creataed a fantastic pictureof President? What President. GET OVER YOURSELF.
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Oct 5, 2015 9:12PM
Carol Garabedian
Carol Garabedian
Lovely
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Oct 5, 2015 9:45PM
Helene Welch
Helene Welch
For those of you in the dark, it is the General Grant tree in Sequoia Nat'l Forest...a beautiful site to behold.
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Oct 5, 2015 9:47PM
Zinaida Koroleva
Amazing!!!
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Oct 5, 2015 9:53PM
Danny More
Danny More
WOW! Very cool...
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Oct 5, 2015 9:53PM
James Carrier
James Carrier
and I thought I was old! Very interesting and nicely presented
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Oct 5, 2015 9:57PM
Walter Keeton
Walter Keeton
Awesome
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Oct 5, 2015 10:56PM
Larry Freeman
Larry Freeman
at's why they indicated this tree to be "about" 3200 years old. The estimates are made from using specialized equipment to count the growth rings inside trees that have been cut down nearby. This tree is a youngster compared to the bristlecone pines in the White Mountains in California, the oldest of which is estimated to be over 5,065 years old. Just imagine--it germinated in 3060 BC.
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Oct 5, 2015 11:32PM
Larry Freeman
Larry Freeman
*That's*
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Oct 5, 2015 11:33PM

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