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Long Exposure Photos Of Glowworms Turn New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night
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Long Exposure Photos Of Glowworms Turn New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night

This surreal long-exposure photography of glowworms was captured by new-media artist Joseph Michael. The Auckland, New Zealand-based photographer took these pictures in 30 million-year-old limestone cave formations on North Island.

“The exposures varied on the cave and how close I could get. 5 mins for the close ups. 30 mins or 1hr for some of the wider ones,” Michael explains on Facebook. There “was a bit of experimentation involved. Getting the ISO / f stop mix right. The blue light in some of the pics is a soft LED which is powered from my car battery / inverter combo.”

Arachnocampa luminosa is a species of fungus gnat endemic to New Zealand. The larva hangs down snares of silk that are up to 40 cm (15.75 in) to catch their prey; the hungrier the larva, the brighter they glow.

More info: joemichael.co.nz | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: thisiscolossal)

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EvelynGeib
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7 years ago

It would be nice to be able to forward via email. Not everyone is on facebook. I visited many glow-worm caves in both the North and South islands of NZ and these photos are even more mesmerizing than the real thing.

TraceyMartens
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7 years ago

Copy yhr URL at the top and paste it in your email.

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
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7 years ago

so magical... wonderful!

aisha
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7 years ago

they should use it in game of thrones (bran)

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EvelynGeib
Community Member
7 years ago

It would be nice to be able to forward via email. Not everyone is on facebook. I visited many glow-worm caves in both the North and South islands of NZ and these photos are even more mesmerizing than the real thing.

TraceyMartens
Community Member
7 years ago

Copy yhr URL at the top and paste it in your email.

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
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7 years ago

so magical... wonderful!

aisha
Community Member
7 years ago

they should use it in game of thrones (bran)

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