This enormous Sequoia tree, located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States and which is nicknamed The President, is 3,200 years old. The tree is in fact so huge that for years no one was able to find an effective way to take one single photo of it which showed The President in its entirety. Recently however, a team of dedicated photographers and scientists working for National Geographic finally managed to create a single visual record of this colossal wonder for posterity.

This is such a fascinating story that we just had to share it with you.

president Sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park (2)
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The President is a Giant Sequoia tree which towers 75 metres above the Earth. It has a volume of 1,275 cubic metres.

Credit image National Geographic
Credit image National Geographic

The trunk of the tree is 8 metres wide, whilst its might branches hold up an incredible two billion needles — more than any other tree on the planet.

Credit image National Geographic
Credit image National Geographic

What’s more, The President is still growing as fast as it always has.

Giant Sequoia trees only grow in one place in the whole world: the aptly named Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California, USA.

Credit image National Geographic
Credit image National Geographic

For a long time, no one found a way to take a single, detailed picture showing the whole majesty of The President.

Credit image National Geographic
Credit image National Geographic

A group of professional photographers from National Geographic working together with scientists recently managed tot achieve this by no means simple feat for the first time. They had to use a huge amount of modern equipment to scale this behemoth — which, in the opinion of some specialists, is the tallest tree in the world.

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Credit image National Geographic

After 32 days of hard work and having taken 126 separate photographs, the team finally produced a portrait of The President which is, quite simply, breathtaking.

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Credit image National Geographic

Here it is, in all it’s glory.

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