NATURE 3200 Years in One Photo. The President > This giant sequoia stands at 247' tall, is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. The trunk is 27' across, with 2 BILLION needles from base to top. Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety. Until now. They climbed the tree with pulleys & levers, took thousands of photos. They selected 126 & stitched them together, To get this incredible portrait of "The President'. Man in red jacket at bottom.
Ceiba speciosa (formerly Chorisia speciosa, silk floss tree, toborochi tree, drunken tree) - Aspire Park in Doha, Qatar. Belongs to the same family as baobab and the kapok. Native to tropical and subtropical forests of S.America. Rated among the most beautiful trees in the world due to its spectacular blooming with thousands of flowers in pink, white and purple. The tree is resistant to drought and moderate cold // photo by terp16 @ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40891139