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Nature always finds a way to amaze with its beauty - and its power.
This giant sequoia tree is nicknamed, "The President", stands at 247 feet tall and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. While not the tallest tree in the world, it is one of the largest in terms of mass.
With a trunk measuring 27 feet across, it is unsurprising that this tree has never before been photographed in its entirety- until now.
Thanks to a team of scientists and National Geographic photographers taking thousands of photographs and sticking the best 126 of them together- we can see the President in all its glory.
One the photographers involved reported to The Daily Mail :
"The reason we want to do these portraits - people get it. When they see the tree in its totality without distortion, they gasp."- Michael Nichols, photographer
'The reason we want to do these portraits – people get it. When they see the tree in its totality without distortion, they gasp,' said photographer Michael Nichols.
Another beautiful reminder of what we are fighting to protect by taking practical action against climate change, everyday.
Here it is, entitled "A portrait of the President."