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November 9, 2019

La Llareta, 2,000+ years old, in Chile's Atacama Desert

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Photo caption: What looks like moss covering rocks is actually a very dense, flowering shrub that happens to be a relative of parsley, living in the extremely high elevations of the Atacama Desert.

Wrote Alexandra Wolfe in the Wall Street Journal:

Photographer Rachel Sussman has spent the past decade searching the seven continents for the oldest things alive. She documents 30 of those organisms in her book, "The Oldest Living Things in the World."

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