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Grizzly Giant Sequoia

Grizzly Giant Sequoia
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 14:17
Viewed: 9157
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If you want to see this enormous tree, prepare yourself for the longest uphill quarter mile hike you'll ever take! Its hard in a picture to show the enormous size of this tree, specially at the base. I needed my 10 mm Sigma lens to fit it into the frame. Its so large you'll need to squint to see the people at the base.

Click on "Large" to see it full size!

More pictures of the tree at:

Yosemite National Park

According to the author:

"This enormous tree is believed to be 2700 years old, the oldest known sequoia tree."


Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park, at [show location on an interactive map] 3731′N, 11936′W. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of its trees are among the Twenty Five largest Giant Sequoias in the world.

The Grizzly Giant: The oldest tree in the grove and most commonly thought to be the largest tree in the grove but that title goes to a less inspiring tree named "Washington" 35,950 cubic feet (1,018 m3) of wood belong to the "Washington" Tree whilst the "Grizzly Giant" only holds 34,010 cubic feet (963 m3).

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-24 18:47]

Wow!! That is one big chunk of wood Alan,
Your right, it's really hard to get a true perspective of it's size.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful image with us. Maybe someday I will get the opportunity to actually see it in person. Very informative notes!

  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-24 22:41]

That's a TALL tree Alan. Good panorama shot of it too.
Very interesting to see it and read about it too,

Hello Alan! Amazing great tree. Wonderful vertical composition. Ideal shot. Well done!

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