Magnificent Sequoia Tree Captured In A Snowstorm
Holly Reyes 2/14/2016
Teamed together with adventurous scientists, National Geographic brought us footage of the second largest trees in the world. The Sequoia, found in the heart of Sequoia National Park, lives 'The President' and 3200-year-old tree. Towering 247 feet above the ground, this tree holds roughly 2 billion leaves and fills us with an incredible sense of wonder at the same time.
Studies and photographs were taken by the brave team from National Geographic Magazine, and among those people were Michael "Nick" Nichols. When he explained to people why they were taking photographs of the tree, he said, "They get it. They gasp." In awe of the splendor of the mighty Sequoia, there's no other response more understandable than that. It truly does take your breath away.
In a snowstorm the team climbed up the tree, and some made it almost to the very top. To see a human next to the tree which is 27 feet in diameter really puts it into perspective. It took 126 images to put the entirety of the tree together in a mosaic form, but when Nick Nichols completed it, it's truly a humbling sight to behold.