Before I had heard of Rachel Sussman and her intriguing quest to photograph the oldest living things on the planet, I had an inkling of my own to do the same.
So last week when I found myself not far from what might well be the record holder, I snatched up the opportunity to commune with such ancient wisdom., and left a few hours later better off for the excursion.
The question remains, on the grade of old-timers on the planet, is an 80,000 year old the oldest? Or just old for an Aspen Clone?...
Here is a clip of her talking specifically about the Pando Clone, its maleness, and theoretical immortality.