by Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 18 April 2014

Next time you complain about aging, have a thought for these incredible organisms! Since 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman has researched, collaborated with biologists and ‘braved some of the world’s harshest climates from Antarctica to the Mojave Desert in order to photograph the oldest continuously living organisms on Earth’. So what does this collection include?

An 80,000-year-old plant (with a ‘massive root system’), a Japanese cedar tree between 2,180 and 7,000 years old, and 5,500-year-old Antarctic moss. Sussman even gave a TED talk on her project, which is also pretty incredible to watch.

Via This is Colossal