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Amazing Photos Reveal The Oldest Living Things on Earth Before They Disappear Forever

by , 04/15/14

Rachel Sussman, The Oldest Living Things in the World, book pf photographs, old plants around the world, Botanical, Art, Eco Travel, global warming

Rachel Sussman collaborated with a group of biologists to research and create her stunning photo project. She begins her investigation at “year zero,” photographing the past in the present. She found the oldest living things in some of the most remote places – from arid deserts in Africa and South America to the depths of the oceans.

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In Greenland she found lichens that grow only one centimeter every century. In Australia she spotted stromatolites, prehistoric organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth. Her book is an insightful revelation that portrays the living history of our planet through some of its oldest forms of life – before they vanish once and for all.

+ Rachel Sussman

+ Rachel Sussman’s TED Talk

Photos by Rachel Sussman

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6 Comments

  1. Rachel Younts January 5, 2015 at 2:06 am

    ok well for anyone who is wanting to actually know about Rachel Sussman, here is a link from youtube for her ted talk, she can explain better than this crummy article

    http://youtu.be/Oa82WNk0mis

  2. Rachel Younts January 5, 2015 at 2:03 am

    oh I finally found the photos – yet there are no descriptions of what I am even looking at…such a shame

  3. Rachel Younts January 5, 2015 at 2:01 am

    very confusing article, which is a shame because I really would like to know more…can’t find the photos or anything here…should fix your website

  4. Gus Molina December 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE!! THIS IS THE REASON I GO ON THE NET. TO FIND REPOTS LIKE THIS AND SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR EARTH REALY IS.

  5. mingohills November 10, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Please add captions or make the text relevant to the picture.

  6. Arushi Misra November 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    can you please add description of each image?

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