3200 Years Of History In One Picture.

3200 Years Of History In One Picture…

Thankfully, no loggers took it down, nor forest fires or earthquakes. Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years

image001

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 and Rome was well into its rule of most of the western world and points beyond.

image002

The trunk of The President measures at 27 feet across, with 2 BILLION needles From base to top.

image003

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.

image004

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:

image005

The man standing near the trunk of the tree is a good indicator of the tree’s size.

Incredible, isn’t it?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s