Video Shows How Magnificent 247 Foot Tall Giant Sequoia was Photographed for National Geographic

Posted on December 4, 2012

Giant Sequoia National Geographic Cover

This video shows how a team of scientists and photographers photographed the President in Sequoia National Park for the latest issue of National Geographic Magazine. The magazine includes a poster of the magnificent tree. The President is the second largest tree on Earth. It is 247 feet tall and 3,200 years old. The trunk of the tree is 27 feet in diameter at the base. Michael 'Nick' Nichols spent over two weeks in the field photographing the President. Photographs of the tree had to be taken in 126 parts and combined for the full-length foldout poster in the December issue of the magazine. Take a look:

Photo: National Geographic

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