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Humboldt State Park, California
The California Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the tallest living thing on Earth reaching record heights of 379 ft. Paleobotanists think their extreme height was an evolutionary adaptation to avoid foraging dinosaurs that decimated other plant populations and to remain king in the ongoing struggle for sunlight in the some of the world's largest forests. This collection contains gigapixel panoramas, stitched together from thousands of images, and other photographs from a three-day astrophotography trip to Humboldt State Park, 20 August 2012.

Redwood Cathedral II

Redwood Cathedral II

Redwood Cathedral I

Redwood Cathedral I

Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Battle for the sky

Battle for the sky

Tree hugging

Tree hugging

Old-growth redwood path

Old-growth redwood path

On the trail

On the trail

Beneath the Redwood Canopy

Beneath the Redwood Canopy

Redwoods at Dusk

Redwoods at Dusk

Redwoods at Dusk

Redwoods at Dusk

Redwoods and Ferns Cathedral

Redwoods and Ferns Cathedral

Redwoods and Ferns

Redwoods and Ferns

Fallen

Fallen

Exposed roots

Exposed roots

An ants' perspective

An ants' perspective

Watching out

Watching out

Astrophotography at Humboldt

Astrophotography at Humboldt

Astrophotography at Humboldt

Astrophotography at Humboldt

Black Bear pays a visit

Black Bear pays a visit

Burned inside out

Burned inside out