When you find a tree so big that one photo can’t capture it all, what do you do? You take 126 photos!
Nature can be truly amazing at all times, but there are some special moments that take our breath away. One such instance is that of miraculous trees.
They can “speak” to each other in a language all their own, and they provide much needed resources, like oxygen, for our planet.
We found a story about a collection of photos required to capture a complete image of a tree and we thought it was worth sharing. But not just any tree, an ancient tree.
It’s been dubbed “The President,” and it sits in Nevada’s Sequoia National Park.
The tree itself is a majestic wonder of Mother Nature, with over 2 billion leaves on its massive structure, it stands over 247 feet tall.
The President is too large to capture in its entirety. But a tree-climbing scientist and his team figured out a way to achieve the impossible, measuring the tree inch by inch and taking a total of 126 photographs.
It is the second-largest tree in the world, measured by volume of trunk, and the oldest-known living sequoia in the world.
The tree was named after President Warren G. Harding in 1923.
National Geographic set up a team to capture the tree in a single image. The photo, is actually a mosaic, is made up of 126 photos in order to capture the full-length shot.
Since the images had to be composited together through a photo editor, you can tell that this was one intense project for the scientists.
They managed to put together this collection of photos and for the first time ever, the entire tree can be appreciated in photography.
The team had to use a series of pulleys and mounts to capture each photograph, and the final result is simply breathtaking.
The tallest in the world actually goes to a California Redwood which stands 379 get tall. Bu in terms of mass, it’s one of the largest. The stunning shot of the tree was featured as a five-page fold-out in National Geographic.
You can watch the video of the scientists collecting their images in the video below: