Giant Sequoia Tree

The Natural History Museum in London is home to a cross section of the trunk of a Giant Sequoia tree showing nearly 1800 years worth of growth rings.  I remember visiting it as a child and it still looked just as magnificent when I saw it again yesterday.Image

Whilst there I visited the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.  The winner of the Botanical Realms category was Michael Nichols from the USA who photographed a living specimen in all its glory.  This tree is 3,200 years old, 75 metres high and the trunk has an 8 metre diameter.  The final image is made up of 126 images taken by 3 cameras which were set up in a complicated pulley system in a nearby tree.

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This is the bottom section of the image.

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Link to Image at Natural History Museum, London, Website

This is the whole image.  I spotted three people in the picture.

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