This 3,200-year-old tree has never been captured in a single photograph

When nature sets out to do things in a big way, there is no one who beats it. From colossal animals to excessive rock formations, passing through plant species like the one you are going to know today.

On the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, in California, lives a very special tree. Among the lush forests of this territory, known for its imposing trees, stands a wonder of nature that has earned the nickname of "The President ".

This redwood is so large that until recently no one had managed to portray her in a single photograph and we owe such a feat to the National Geographic team that in 2012 set itself the challenge of achieving it. Come and see.

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  • With more than 75 meters high and 1,274 cubic meters in volume, this tree could not be called otherwise: "The President "
  • But the most shocking of all is his age: neither more nor less than 3,200 years
  • And the best part is that this imposing redwood continues to grow at a rate of 1 cubic meter per year.
  • To photograph it, a National Geographic team had to use pulleys and elevators
  • It took them 32 days and 126 photos to create the first image of the entire tree, but it was worth it.

With more than 75 meters high and 1,274 cubic meters in volume, this tree could not be called otherwise: "The President "

National Geographic

But the most shocking of all is his age: neither more nor less than 3,200 years

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And the best part is that this imposing redwood continues to grow at a rate of 1 cubic meter per year.

National Geographic

To photograph it, a National Geographic team had to use pulleys and elevators

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It took them 32 days and 126 photos to create the first image of the entire tree, but it was worth it.

National Geographic

Here you have the video showing the photographic process of "The President ". It's amazing!

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