Glowing Worms in Waitomo Caves

Unfortunately, this is not a scene from “Avatar” or any other science fiction movies. These glowing worms are real and you can find thousands of them in Waitomo Caves located in New Zealand.

The glow worms radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in order to attract mate and prey. It is believed that luminescent light from warms creates the illusion of starry sky at night and thus lure prey on cave walls.

I have heard many ways to attract prey, however, this one just astonished me. Such a romantic predators. If you are planning to visit New Zealand and want to see these amazing glowing worms, find more information and bookings here.

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All credits of the photographs belong to Fabian Ebi.