Photographer Rachel Sussman travels around the world taking pictures of organisms that have been alive for thousands of years, and will still be around long after we're gone — from venerable bushes to bacteria that's survived over 400,000 years.

More information about the organisms, the project, and her travels is available at Sussman's blog.

The Oldest Living Things in the World [Rachel Sussman via The Long Now]

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The Oldest Living Things in the World

La Llareta, up to 3,300 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Sagole Baobab, 2,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Clonal Creosote Bush, 12,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Siberian Actinobacteria, about 400,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Jomon Sugi Japanese Cedar, 7,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Lichen R. Geographicum, about 3,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Clonal Quaking Aspens, 80,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Underground Forest, 13,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Welwitschia Mirabilis, 2,000 years old

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Clonal Mojave Yucca, over 12,000 years old