Yamaodri* Scots pine before and after by Mauro Stemberger. Here's Mauro's caption "It's amazing what Time donates to our bonsai!!! Scots Pine ‘Godzilla’ 2019-2013. Personal collection"
I don't really have to say much about this tree. It's all there for your enjoyment and edification. Still, I can't help but notice and say how much difference starting with good stock can make. And how much difference the talent and eye of a highly accomplished bonsai artist call also make
*Yamadori is a bonsai that was originally collected in the wild. Mauro doesn't say that this magnificent tree is a yamadori, but you don't find nursery stock like this anywhere
The original before photo
Magnificent! The original after photo
Mauro provides a little perspective on the tree's massive size. And then there's that little bird, just in case you missed it. You can see this tree and more on Mauro's fb timeline