Photographing a Giant Sequoia

Photo: Michael "Nick" Nichols/The National Geographic

How do you photograph a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia that rises 247 feet from the ground? Michael "Nick" Nichols did it by stitching together 126 images into one fantastic photo of an absolutely majestic tree.

The next question is how did he take those individual pictures? For the answer to that question, you have to watch the video clip:

The National Geographic has the fascinating article by David Quammen about these forest giants: Link | Photo Gallery

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Fantastic image, but something seems wrong with the sizes of the two people in the image. Doesn't the person standing in the branches near the top of the tree look much larger then the person near the base?
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