Giant Sequoia Tree 'The President' Tops 'General Grant,'
Giant Sequoia Tree 'The President' Tops 'General Grant,' National Geographic Photographs The Forest
These are some of the world's largest trees, rising majestically out of the snowy slopes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Photographer Michael Nichols spent two weeks capturing images of the 'President' - the world's second-biggest tree which is at least 3,200 years old in Sequoia National Park, deep in the southern region.
Sequoias only grow on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range which runs 400 miles through Nevada and California. Giant sequoias can reach 247-feet - the height of a 20-storey building.