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zanthinegirl in photo_scavenger

Roots!

Sequoia roots

Probably not my greatest picture ever, but I just love the scale. This was taken at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park. I actually prefer the Tuolumne Grove as it's much less touristy, but this tree-- I think it's named "The Fallen Monarch"-- really shows the roots beautifully. They're a lot more shallow than you'd expect.

Interestingly, this tree fell about 300 years ago. Sequoia (and also redwood) is very resistant to decay. Cool, right?

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Look at that the size of that thing!
They're the most massive things that have ever lived!

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another picture of sequoias-- not the size relative the really pretty large visitor's center

eta: borked my html. Sorry!

Edited at 2013-01-14 11:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's ENORMOUS. *amazed*
I know, right? They're the biggest things that have ever lived. And you can know that intellectually, but then you see them...
OK, I know I'm short and most things are taller than I am, but that's...stunning.
They are unbelievably huge! It really kind of blows your mind!
Those trees are so magnificent. It's amazing how old that is without significant decay.
You'd never guess it's age, would you? My folks had redwood (which is commercially grown) siding on our house on the very wet Oregon Coast when I was a teenager. I didn't understand why that was a Big Deal until I saw this tree!
Oh wow! That is one enormous tree!
They're Crazy Huge. It kind of puts things into an interesting perspective, you know?
That's a big tree...
It's so huge! It's crazy!
Wow. That's so big it took me a while to see what the scale must be!
It's reallly kind of staggering. You can know intellectually that Sequoia are the most massive things that have ever lived, but seeing them up close is a whooole other thing.