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Wawona Tree
08-DEC-2016

Wawona Tree

Wawona Tree, Yosemite National Park, California. This was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove until 1969. It had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 26 feet (7.9 m) in diameter at the base, and was estimated to have been 2,300 years old when it fell due to a heavy load of snow on its crown. It has remained where it fell primarily for ecological reasons, but still serves as a popular tourist destination. (from Wikipedia)


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Zoltán Balogh14-Dec-2016 08:17
Superb! V
Nora van Beek12-Dec-2016 14:43
What a wonderful representation of this famous tree! It's so sad that it is no longer living. V
victorswan11-Dec-2016 15:44
Fantastic presentation it must be great if you drive by there Helen a great image BV
Chris Morton10-Dec-2016 14:35
nice one
larose forest photos10-Dec-2016 04:06
Kudos to whoever created this diorama. That tree was and is famous/ Amazing to think of its huge age. V
Gill Kopy10-Dec-2016 02:26
They've done a marvelous job recreating this magnificent tree ! V
Raymond Ma10-Dec-2016 01:23
Such a well crafted ode to this beautiful giant. There is a very large tree here in
Stanley Park where the drive goes through the tree just as pictured here. V
Jola Dziubinska10-Dec-2016 01:14
Fantastic presentation of this famous sequoia. V.