I just like this. Anything that reminds us, now and again, that the natural world is full of marvels is a good thing. We’re small and ephemeral things, us humans, compared to some of the life we grudgingly share the planet with.
That giant – it’s known, wonderfully I think, as Hyperion – is centuries old and over 115m tall. That’s quite a lot taller than the distance from the ground to the tippy tip tip of the Statue of Liberty’s torch. Good job, Nature.
It’s out there, somewhere, even as you read this. Hidden away in its secret valley, its silent forest. Not doing anything, just being. Being the tallest tree in the world. Cool.