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A creosote bush reaches toward a dead brother

A creosote ring about fifty miles from the location of this photo is estimated to be 11,700 years old, possibly the oldest creosote ring in the world, and certainly one of the oldest living organisms on earth. Incredibly drought-resistant, even the creosote is finding it tough to hang on in California's drought.

TAGS: Ancient, California, Desert, United States

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Santa Maria, California, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Laurence Scott.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2014
Total Views: 49
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION San Bernardino County, California, United States of America