Saturday, October 1, 2011

The oldest living things in the world

La Llareta #0308-23b26 (up to 3,000 years old, atacama desert, chile)

Welwitschia Mirabilis #0707-22411 (2,000 years old; namib naukluft desert, namibia)

Underground Forest #0707-10333 (up to 13,000 years old; pretoria, south africa)

The oldest living things in the world (OLTW) is a project in process by the american photographer Rachel Sussman in which she searches, visits and photographs "continuously living organisms 2000 years old and older". She also says: 'I am trying to create a means in which to step outside our quotidian experience of time and to start to consider a deeper timescale." It's also interesting to just read about this different living things as they all are somewhat odd and extraordinary. You Rachel Sussmans TED talk about this project here.