The trees of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, in the White Mountains near Bishop, California, are the oldest living recorded organisms on Earth. Many of the trees are over years old, with the “Methuselah” tree dated at more than years old.
BUILDING OF THE YEAR Tverrfjellhytta / Snøhetta --- The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is located at Hjerkinn on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, overlooking the Snøhetta mountain massif.
Volcano near Ankisabe, Madagascar. The beauty of this photo hides the soil and ecosystem degradation that has occurred in Madagascar over recent decades as a result of slash and burn agriculture techniques.