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Spectacular Long-Exposure Photos of New Zealand’s Glowworm Caves

Photographer Joseph Michael explored the 30-million-year old limestone caves of New Zealand’s North Island, a favored spot for glowworms, to create these dazzling long-exposure shots. These photos were captured by the photographer using long-exposure equipment.

‘It’s one of the world’s most spellbinding sights: million-year-old limestone caves sparkling with thousands of blue-green lights, like the giant jewelry chest of some ancient sea princess. Photographer Joseph Michael recently spent several months exploring these caves, located on New Zealand’s North Island, to create long-exposure images that capture their sculptural interiors in all their luminous glory.’

You can see more shots from the project titled Luminosity, here.

 

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The glowwormArachnocampa luminosa lives only in New Zealand, and prefers damp, dark caves where it can use its light to attract prey. (Joseph Michael)

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