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Long-Exposure Photography Of New Zealand Caves Illuminated By Glow Worms

Arachnocampa Luminosa

Don’t mistake this dazzling work of art of this cave system by arachnocampa luminosa – a species of glow worm, for man-made LED lights. Indigenous to the island nation of New Zealand, this species of glow worm, has been living in one of the 30 million-year-old limestone formations on North Island.

The blue twinkly fairy glows, also known as bioluminescent gnat larva, is believed to be mostly emitted by female larva in order to attract mates.

These long-exposure photography of cave illuminated by glow wormsย were captured by a local photographer Joseph Michael.

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Explore more of his works from the project titled Luminosity, here. [Hat Tip: Joseph Michael, Image of glow worm viaย a-z-animals.com]

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