This Never Gets Old: Oldest Living Things In The World

This Never Gets Old: Oldest Living Things In The World

Oldest living things on Earth- Baobab tree South Africa

Oldest living things on Earth- Australia

Oldest living things on Earth- Baobab tree South Africa

Oldest living things on Earth- Sea grass Spain

Oldest living things on Earth- Antarctica moss

Oldest living things on Earth- Mojave yucca

And you thought the 1000 year Goose Island Oak was old.

In her beautiful new book, “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” Rachel Sussman shares the oldest continuous living organisms on earth. Perhaps the most surprising thing about her subjects is how visually unremarkable they  are. Lichen, sea grass, a sullen grouping of yucca. Yes, the immense baobab tree is spectacular, but the rest are just, well, pretty ordinary looking.

But after viewing her remarkable work, we can never look at sea grass again without wondering just what we are looking at, considering the sea grass shown here is believed to be over, (are you sitting down?) 100,000 years old. Regardless, the project changes the way we define time. The photography is gorgeous and we get to visit some pretty remote places. Read more at rachelsussman.com