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The artist Rachel Sussman has been busy photographing natural living organisms that are more than 2,000 years old. Sea grass that is 100,000 years old, a spruce tree in Sweden that is 9,550 years old and Antarctic moss that is a mere 5,500 years old are her subjects.

Working and researching with biologists over the last ten years she has a book now, The Oldest Living Things in the World that shows what these wonders of nature actually look like. And the word is spectacular--like these Tasmanian pines (10,500 years old).