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Photographer Nick Nichols struggled with the problem of trying to photograph the entirety of a giant redwood without the dense forest that surrounded it getting in the way.The results involved raising gyroscope-balanced cameras up into the forest canopy that were mechanically able to move themselves along their rigging lines.

His photo, a fraction of which was used for the October ’09 cover of National Geographic, can be found here.  National Geographic’s video on the making of the photo after the jump. 

For more of Nick Nichols’ forest photography, check out National Geographic’s gallery.

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