In pictures: Giant trees 3,200 years old as high as 20-story buildings
November 20, 2012
These are some of the largest trees in the world, rising majestically down the snowy slopes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Photographer Michael Nichols spent two weeks on site to capture images of the “President”, the second largest tree in the world, which has at least 3,200 years old and is located in Sequoia National Park.
The sequoias grow only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that extends 400 miles through Nevada and California. The giant sequoias can grow to 247 feet (over 75 meters), the height of a 20-story building.