By Siouxsie Wiles 20/08/2015


The bioluminescent larvae of Arachnocampa luminosa are a magical sight, lighting up caves around New Zealand with their beautiful blue light.

If you don’t believe me, watch the video put together by photographer Jordan, from  Stoked for Saturday. He spent 60 hours in the caves at Waitomo, taking time-lapse photographs. The result is absolutely spellbinding. You can read his blog about it here.

 

From glow worms to jet lag!

To find out a little more about why glow worms glow, and to see how scientists are using bioluminescence to find new medicines to treat sleep disorders and jet lag, check out the latest animation I’ve made with graphic artist Luke Harris.