April 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Picture of the Day: Above the Canopy

by twistedsifter




old growth redwood above younger growth redwoods above the canopy Picture of the Day: Above the Canopy


Photographer’s Description [Michael Nichols]: An old-growth redwood dwarfs younger redwood growth in California’s Bear Creek Watershed on the northwest side of Bear Creek Ridge. Peavine Ridge sits in the distance in Rockefeller Forest, the world’s largest continuous old-growth redwood forest, measuring more than 10,000 acres. [Source]

Through some incredible detective work, Reddit user mat101010 was able to find the exact location of this incredible tree. The coordinates are as follows: 40.411458,-124.026439


Click here to read the feature story, Redwoods: The Super Trees on National Geographic

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