Beautiful Image: Methuselah, Ancient Bristlecone Pine

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At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah's exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public.

Photographer: Rick Goldwasser