3200 Years in One Photograph at Sequoia National Park

Thankfully, no loggers took it down, nor forest fires nor earthquakes!
Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years … 3,200!


Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it.
This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall & is estimated to be over 3,200 years old.


Imagine, this tree was already 700 years old during the height of ancient Greece’s civilization and
1200 years old when Jesus lived while Rome was well into its rule of most of the western world
and points beyond.
The trunk of The President measures 27 feet across, with 2 billion needles from base to top.

Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety, until now.
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.

The man near the trunk of the tree is a good indicator of the tree’s size – Incredible, isn’t it?
Did you notice the man near the top of the tree?

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