Get ready for some seriously stunning photos that will change your perception of aging forever.

Introducing “The Age of Happiness”, an international project by Russian photojournalist Vladimir Yakovlev that shows people at age 60, 70, 80 and beyond picking up new, challenging hobbies or accomplishing things they never thought possible.

This collection is a result of Yakovlev’s own personal curiosity about whether age really has anything to do with your happiness or activities you can do. Yakovlev traveled all over Europe, China and the U.S. starting in 2010 and made it a goal to meet people in their 60s and older who were having the time of their life. The resulting pictures are simply astounding.

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All photos ©Vladimir Yakovlev.