Japanese Cedar (almost 7,000 years old)

I’m very intrigued by the efforts of Rachel Sussman (Photographer) who has been working since 2004 to photograph the oldest (continuing) living creatures on Earth. She has collaborated with biologists and has traveled many miles, from Antarctica to Sweden. From 2000 year old plants, to the 80,000 year old Pando, she’s photographed them all.

I love her passion and her dedication to this project. I’ve heard, and read about some of these organisms, but seeing them in these images and colours bring them to life in my imagination.

Check out a video showcasing the images.

She’s also been on TED.