The Oldest Living Things In The World

Even wondered what something more than 2000 yrs old looks like through a photographer’s eyes? Thanks to Rachel Sussman– the woman behind this project – we can, and the photos are breath-taking. Rachel is “researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to find and photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older.”

She’s been working on the project for 5 years and still has a few more places to hit. Rachel has funded the project by herself and with the help of friends and family until now- she needs some extra help. There is a Kickstarter campaign site where you can donate to keep the project going. You can even donate as little as $1….

welwitschia mirabilis (2,000 years old; namib naukluft desert, namibia)

la llareta (up to 3,000 years old; atacama desert, chile)

bristlecone pine (up to 5,000 years old; white mountains, california)



43 thoughts on “The Oldest Living Things In The World

  1. Oh My God.. They are extraordinary photos!!

  2. That’s a very beautiful and noble project you have undertaken. The pictures are breathtaking too. Thanks for sharing !!

  3. Hey Everyone – Thanks for all the comments! Just to be clear – this is a project by Rachel Sussman. I’m just a designer who got wind of the project, and wanted to help spread the word so Rachel can visit her last few destinations.


  4. There are creasote bushes in the California desert that are very old. I’m not sure just how ancient they are though.

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  6. Buenos dias,

    Thank you very much for sharing this post with all of us. Quite and interesting project and well worth supporting.

    Con regard,


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