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The Giant Sequoia Tree - Nature's Largest Living Thing

If you have never seen one it is quite a site to behold. The Giant Sequoia tree is truly a marvel of nature. The tree can grow to a height of over 300 feet and some can have a diameter of over 30 feet at their base. Some Giant Sequoias are known to be over 3,200 years old making them among the oldest living organisms on the planet.

The trees have are only found in their natural environment in the western Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Experimental plantings have been started in places such as Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York and Vermont, but of course none of these trees even comes close to the size of the ones you will find in California.

I have had the privilege to see the Grizzly Giant in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park and it is incredible. The base measures 28 feet in diameter and the first branch on the tree is about 100 feet up and is 6 feet in diameter. Here are some pictures of Giant Sequoias below taken by various people and posted at Flickr.com. Enjoy them, but try to make a trip to California some day to see the real thing.

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Giant Sequoias

Rick Derevan posted a photo:

Giant Sequoias

The Parker Group of Giant Sequoias, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia National Park, California



Dogs and Tree

Rick Derevan posted a photo:

Dogs and Tree

Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum--with Shelteis--Sequoia National Park, California



Setting Sun and Moss, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

4 Corners Photo posted a photo:

Setting Sun and Moss, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

Moss covers a rotting tree slowly being reclaimed by the forest floor as the setting sun shines through redwood trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County, California.



Sequoia

tobias.koeltzsch posted a photo:

Sequoia

Panorama made of nine pictures.



Three Giants

Alfred J. Lockwood Photography posted a photo:

Three Giants

Three giant sequoias stand tall like sentinels in Sequoia National Park, California, USA, June 2015

Best viewed large by pressing "L". Actually best viewed large standing there, so this is second best.



Redwood

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Redwood

Sony Alpha 7R II, Voigtländer VME Close-Focus Adapter, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 pre-Asph



Redwood

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Redwood

Sony Alpha 7R II, Voigtländer VME Close-Focus Adapter, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 pre-Asph



Redwood

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Redwood

Seqoia Farm Kaldenkirchen

Sony Alpha 7R II, Voigtländer VME Close-Focus Adapter, Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 pre-Asph



Italy's Finest

Juized posted a photo:

Italy's Finest

This has to be the most beautiful castle in Italy, and it?s abandoned. Every once in a while it is opened to the public for a guided tour. At the moment it is being auctioned to a highest bidder. Volunteers that have been taking care of the castle for years are afraid that it?s going to be turned into a luxury hotel or spa-resort, while they would rather see it open as a museum for everyone to visit. The architecture of the building is amazing.

I've written an article on my website containing a lot of history and photos of the castle. Take your time to read it, it's a long one:
romanrobroek.nl/shooting-beautiful-castle-italy/



Happy Sign Sunday

randyherring posted a photo:

Happy Sign Sunday

Sequoia/Peterson Grove at Sanborn County Park near Saratoga, California.



Among the Giants

HikerDude24 posted a photo:

Among the Giants



Little Baldy Hike

HikerDude24 posted a photo:

Little Baldy Hike



Antipodean Autumn

Theen ... posted a photo:

Antipodean Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here Down Under. The foliage on the plane trees along the streets are turning gold, green, and brown.



Four Giants

JMK/Photography posted a photo:

Four Giants

Giant Sequoia, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

Although a great many photographers seem do it very successufully (for example, check out some great work by DKNC ), I've always struggled to take interesting shots of trees and/or plant life in the forest. Im not sure whether its due to the "clutter" created by surrounding vegetation and debris or if I am simply unable, creatively speaking, to "see the forest through the trees." Nevertheless, I decided to go back through some old shots from a 2014 trip to Yosemite and give it another try. I like this one better than my numerous other attempts, though it is still lightyears behind those of many of the photographers that I follow.

As always, thanks for taking a look and for any comments!



OIssel - Le parc municipal du château de la Marquise - Séquoia

jeanlouisallix posted a photo:

OIssel - Le parc municipal du château de la Marquise - Séquoia



Sequoias near Grants Grove 2010.08.23

kent-semafore posted a photo:

Sequoias near Grants Grove 2010.08.23

Sequoias near Grants Grove Sequoia National Park



tiny mosshills #exploring #adventure #hiking #nature...

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tiny mosshills #exploring #adventure #hiking #nature...

tiny mosshills
#exploring #adventure #hiking #nature #naturelovers #instanature #moss #plants #macro #macrophotography #tree #spiderweb #sequoia #sequoianationalpark

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from a labor day excursion to...

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from a labor day excursion to...

from a labor day excursion to sequoia
#exploring #adventure #nature #naturelovers #instanature #mothernature #tree #sequoia #sequoianationalpark #wanderlust

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Waiting for the bear...

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Waiting for the bear...

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OIssel - Le parc municipal du château de la Marquise - Sequoia

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OIssel - Le parc municipal du château de la Marquise - Sequoia