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Sequoia National Park

Trees in Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is the second oldest national park in the United States. It was created in 1890 to protect 404,064 acres of giant sequoia forest. These are some of the tallest trees in the world and are unique to this small region of California. Sequoia National Park and the adjoining Kings Canyon National Parks are the place to come to see tall trees.

Trees in Sequoia National  Park
Sequoia trees

The trees are so tall and so impressive that it is hard to get a perspective of them. A wide angle lens is needed for photos to capture all of the trees and it introduces interesting distortion. Such of this.

Picture showing distorion of wide angle lens
Distortion introduced using wide angle lens to capture trees

What's interesting that these giants come from a small seed and start life as a small tree. After a several hundred years, the big trees are formed. Many of the trees in the park are a over a thousand years old.

Sequioa pine cone
Sequoia cone
Large tree with small sequoia growing nearby
Mama and Baby
Trees in Sequoia National  Park
It's big around
Tree trunk in Sequoia National  Park
Tree trunk
Tree over small waterfall
Algee growing on waterfall   Park