Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves New Zealand

The glow worm is a medium to large sized invertebrate that is famous for having a green and yellow coloured light on the end of it's tail. Glow worms are found inhabiting dense woodland and caves around the world with the  exception of the Americas and glow worms are one of the few insects that are found inside the colder Arctic Circle. Glow worms are nocturnal animals which means that they are active during the dark night which is when their  glowing rears can be seen. New Zealand glow-worms first became a popular attraction in the late 1880s when the Glow-worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves was opened to the public. Today, these bioluminescent insects entice over 400,000 visitors each year to Waitomo, and display their twinkling lights at many other places around the country

Glowworms in the cave
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Photos by a close friend who asked to remain anonymous

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