Avatar Pandora on Earth: Magical Cave Scene Created by Glow Worms in New Zealand
The Waitomo area is famous for it’s limestone caves and within these caves are one of the most magical insects in the world, the glowworm – who emits a phosphorescent glow that light up the cave and create a surreal environment. Attracted by the scene, photograph Shaun Jeffers spent a year, back and forth to Waitomo’s Ruakuri Cave, photographing these magnificent little creatures. According to Jeffers’s description, “When the headlamps are out and all you can see are the glowworms, you can’t help but feel like you’ve stepped into James Cameron’s Avatar Pandora, it’s just unreal!” And it is not easy to take photo like below. To achieve the shots, Jeffers had to ubmerge himself and his tripod in cold water for up to 6-8 hours a day. But the result is definitely impressive and totally worth it. What do you think of them?