NGM: At least 1,500 years old, a 300-foot titan in California’s Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has the most complex crown scientists have mapped.

SPI: At least 1,500 years old, a 300-foot titan in California’s Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has the most complex crown scientists have mapped.

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11) Mother of the Universe, Prairie Creek State Park, 2009

More than a year of worry, questions and failed attempts lead to three weeks of predawn attempts with a team of 8 to capture in one perfect hour the 84 images that Ken Geiger would spend 120 hours stitching together to create this composite.

Withall that what is important is not the effort or the technique but whether the image makes us all care about this 1500 year old giant that could have easily fell if the wrong chainsaw had approached her.

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