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This Huge 3200 Year Old Tree Has Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now!

This Huge 3200 Year Old Tree Has Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now!

This massive 3,200 years old sequoia tree in Nevada’s Sequoia National Park is the second-largest tree in the world. It has never been captured in a single image before…until now!

The giant tree called the President, was finally captured in his entirety by the National Geographic magazine’s photographer Michael Nichols.

‘The President’ is 247 feet tall, 27 feet wide, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is estimated to be 3200 years of age!

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

It’s giant branches hold 2 billion leaves, and it still adds one cubic meter of wood per year

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

‘We know that there are trees that have bigger trunks, but when you add up all of the wood beside the main trunk – all of the limbs, all of the branches, all of the bio-mass above the ground – this tree is likely the biggest,’ says Steve Sillett from Humboldt State University

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

The photographer Michael Nichols used innovative photographic technique to take 126 photographs in order to create one full portrait

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

‘When they see the tree in its totality without distortion, they gasp,’ says photographer Michael Nichols

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

There’s no doubt, the photo of The President is absolutely breathtaking!

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic {link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/sequoias/nichols-photography#/01-sequoia-climbing-team-670.jpg}

(c) Michael Nichols/ National Geographic

What do YOU think of these images? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

(h/t: Stumbleupon)

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