the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.
photos from spellbound waitomo tours, forevergone, blue polaris, and martin rietze. (more cave photos) (more bioluminescence photos)
"I hate going to sleep with you on my mind and not in my bed."
- Sleep (via sagmirwo)
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"An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you."
- Goi Nasu (via chryza)
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"Know this: I am addicted to you. I have tasted your mind, and I cannot forget its flavour."
- (via scatteredaesthetics)
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Light My Fire | The Doors
From the album The Doors (1967)