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Bioluminescent Glow Worms at Springbrook National Park (Queensland, Australia)

 
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Dec 29, 2017 18:45 |  #1

Hi all,

Here are some shots of the glow worms at Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park. These glow worms are actually larvae of a fungus gnat (Arachnocampa flava), and they produce light to attract their insect prey. Each glow worm surrounds itself with a series of "snares" that hang from the ceiling, each of which is covered with droplets of sticky mucus that traps the insect prey. The first image, taken in the late evening, shows the view looking out of the cave with the waterfall on the left and a few glow worms in the cave ceiling. The second shows a group of glow worms near the back of the cave, and the last one is a close up view of a single glow worm surrounded by snares (taken with my macro lens).

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Dec 30, 2017 21:47 |  #2

Wow that's cool. They're all nice, but I really like the second shot.


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Dec 30, 2017 22:44 |  #3

Super cool!

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Jan 01, 2018 16:27 |  #4

Beautiful and Unique. Thank you!




  
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Jan 01, 2018 18:15 |  #5

Great shots Stephen - I have "seen" these at O'Reilly's and the environmental conditions are so dark that you just cannot see the outline of your hand in front of your face.

Excellent planning, execution and technique.:-)

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Jan 01, 2018 22:43 |  #6

Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. Learned something new today.


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Mar 02, 2018 19:06 |  #7

Dude, wow, I have never seen anything like that. I thought I was looking at a ride from Disneyland. These are good photos. If you have any more of these I wish you would post them. Good Stuff.


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