When have you entered a tropical rainforest at night and be lucky enough to walk into an enchanting sight of ethereal green glowing in the dark? Have you ever chased fireflies when they suddenly appear out of nowhere in a forest? Here are two glorious subjects that delight us and they can only be seen in the dark of night when no human lights distract us from their natural wonder. They are glowing fungi and fireflies that come out in the hot humid summers in the forests of Tropical North Queensland and the coast of Camarines Sur in the Philippines.
The light you see is called bioluminescence. It is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing miracles of nature. Scientifically, it certainly is not a miracle. The light that living creatures emit is caused by a chemical reaction that involves the light-emitting pigment luciferin and the enzyme luciferase. Bioluminescence is not a very strong light, but it’s easy to pick up if you turn your flashlight off regularly to get your eyes used to the dark.
Time-lapse sequences and video taken from various locations in Tropical North Queensland - Australia and Camarines Sur - Philippines.
All time-lapse clips are shot at 8K, video at 4K.
Nikkor 1.8 / 50mm
Nikkor 2.8 / 14-24mm
Nikkor 2.8 / 24-70mm
Nikkor 2.8 / 70-200mm
Music: “Documentary” by Pinkzebra at audio jungle.net
Follow me at:
Facebook - facebook.com/jurgenfreundphotography
Instagram - instagram.com/juergenfreund
Vimeo - vimeo.com/juergenfreund
Youtube Channel - http://bit.ly/1OAtBuA
Website - juergenfreund.com