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Keywords:California Coastal Redwood, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Humboldt State Park, Hyperion, Landscape, Northern California, Northern California Coastal Forest, Old Grove, Old-growth Forest, Redwood Forest, Redwood Grove, Redwood Trees, Rockefeller Forest, Scenery, Sequoia sempervirens, Tallest Trees, Ved Chirayath, canopy, gigapixel, panorama, vedphoto, woods
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Dimensions8000 x 1892
Original file size16.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified30-Nov-12 10:55
Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Old-growth Redwood Grove panorama with some of tallest trees on Earth in Humboldt State Park, Northern California. The tallest Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the tallest tree in the world at a measured 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.

The incredibly fine resolution (> 1000 Megapixels) of this image was made possible through a process of synthesizing over 5000 images into a 360° map, which is projected onto a 2D plane with an equirectangular projection. Each individual frame is a High Dynamic Range composite of 9 images. These frames are then stiched together, like a jigsaw puzzle, to produce the final product.

Printed at an exhibition quality 1440 dpi, this image would be 400'' x 4800'' in size for a one-to-one scale.

*Note - Image has been resized for web display, full resolution file available for digital download orders.