"Majestic" by Mark Duffin

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odditiesoflife:

This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now

It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk measures 27 feet across and, between the base and the highest peak, there are an estimated two billion needles.

Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first.

It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width). After stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this mind-blowing portrait of “The President” captured in a single photo for the first time.

Wikipedia seems to think it’s only the third largest tree, but it seems like splitting hairs, or maybe elephants, at that point. Big is big.

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A001325-R1-16-18 by Tom_Lewis on Flickr.

(I’m very confused by the tags on Flickr. They make me start to wonder if this photo doesn’t belong to that user either: “Canon ae-1 Film Photography Photo City Forest Street Boy Girl Indie Gypsy Enchantment Flowers”???)

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jvonneumann:

Garden path in the John Humes Memorial Japanese Stroll Garden on Long Island taken a few summers ago.