Have you ever heard of the Waitomos caves located in New Zealand? Or do you have any idea what Glowworms are? If you have none, let us introduce you to this awesome cave and the amazing creature it houses.
The Waitomo Ruaruki Cave in New Zealand is the home to an incredible animal known as – Glowworm.
Glowworm is a common name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow through Bioluminescence.
To capture the beauty of these creatures,Shaun Jeffers, a photographer has been traveling back and forth to the cave.
Now, why would anyone travel around just to photograph an insect? It may sound ridiculous, but wait until you get your eyes on the photos he took, you may just change your mind real quick.
Here are some of the photos:
This is the cave, rock spikes are hanging on its ceilings.
In this photo, you can notice the seemingly thousands of tiny lights dotting the cave’s ceiling, and it seems that the whole cave turned into an amazing star-filled night sky.
Jeffers aims to master the art of photographing Glowworms in their natural habitat.
This place may remind us of the famous movie, Avatar.
Kayaking in this place is surely something to look forward to.
People from all over the world flock the place to experience this natural beauty.
Jeffers compares photographing Glowworms to photographing the night sky, the only difference is the exposure time.
These photos required 30 seconds to 6 minutes of exposure time.
Shaun was submerged in the water for 6 to 8 hours a day to get the shots he wanted.
This place is really something else. It seems like it came out directly from a sci-fi movie.
So, would you like to put this place on your bucket list?
Images courtesy of SLIPTALK