The Oldest Living Things in the World

Photographer Rachel Sussman’s, is portraying ‘The oldest things in life’. And yes, she finds them in Mother nature’s womb!
12,000 + years old; Mojave desert, CA.
Up to 13,000 years old; Pretoria, South Africa

2,000 years old; Namib Naukluft desert, Namibia.

Up to 3,000 years old, Atacama desert, Chile.
In this interdisciplinary project Rachel Sussman’s subjects are living in nearly 20 different countries. They include over 30 different organisms ranging from trees to predatory fungus to ancient bacteria. Make sure check her site, to see the complete series. And to view more of her,landscape-based, work.