We just watched Climbing Redwood Giant on Nat Geo. Two of the coolest parts: 1) they were able to photograph an entire Redwood tree in high detail for the first time ever, 2) and OMG there are salamanders living their entire lives in the canopy.
Over 2 weeks, 84 photos were taken then collaged together to make one high res photo of a Redwood tree. Sequoia sempervirens is the botanical name, also known as Coast Redwood. These trees are masters of capturing coastal fog and redirecting it to their roots.
Megan and I drove through the Avenue of Giants on our way to San Francisco when we moved here in 2007. Look how small the car is on the right.
We also saw two trees you could drive through.
Megan and I want to go back soon.
– Matti Far Out Flora
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