There is a place where you can wander a forest full of giant trees. Isolated in a spot of high elevation between two deserts, these trees are left alone to grow, and grow, and grow. Taller than 26 storey buildings, wider than some roads, and with 2500+ years of life experience under their bark…these trees are humbling. Every once in a while I stumble upon a place that is so surreal it feels as if I am dreaming, and the giant sequoia belt just east of Death Valley, California, is one of those places.
Had someone tried to explain this place to me before I experienced it myself, I would have had a hard time believing them. It is difficult to put it into words, or even photos as I found out. You really need an element of the ordinary within the frame to try and give a photo the perspective that it needs to portray the feeling of the place. Here is an attempt, however I must add that I think everyone should try and find their way to the paths of Giant Sequoia National Park at some point in their life. There’s nothing quite like hugging one of the largest trees in the world.