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.
I walked for hours down and back an abandoned dirt road to get to an old fishing spot I remembered.
Chain-smoked, didn’t catch anything, my bag broke and I got rained on and I’m probably gonna go again tomorrow.
Time alone in the bush is fucking therapy man.
Amoeba Music in Hollywood, CA.
Nato has released satellite images of the Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border: a powerful concentration of fighter planes, helicopters, artillery, infantry and special forces which officials say could be ready to move with just 12 hours notice.
The images appear to undermine official suggestions from Moscow that there is nothing unusual about the troop movements, nor any reason to be alarmed. Full story
…apart from the fact these pictures were taken last year during a military exercise
corruptedbrainiac: So for the past 4 months, I have BEEN in 16 states. Some of my shots that I want to share!
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