80,000 year old Aspen trees in Utah? That’s a whole lotta tree rings.

There’s a book of photography from Rachel Sussman called, “The Oldest Living Things in the World.” In it, she documents living organisms and plants that have been alive upwards of 2,000 years.

There’s a bundle of trees that are said to be 80,000 years old, obviously planted by the devil to confuse young earthers.

Her words:

I’m 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. I started the project 5 years ago, and have since photographed nearly 25 different organisms, ranging from the Bristlecone Pine and Giant Sequoias that you’ve surely heard of, to some truly unusual and unique desert shrubs, bacteria, a predatory fungus, and a clonal colony of Aspen trees that’s male and, in theory, immortal.

The video above gives a little trailer-sort of understanding about the book. Enjoy.

Via Kottke


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