Photo—14 amazing natural areas

We all loved as a child to hear a bedtime story about the incredible sights and diverse creatures. Few people know that on Earth there are just amazing places that day had no special interest, but during the night... With the coming of darkness the distant corners turn into fabulous places that resemble alien landscapes out of a science fiction movie. 14 fantastic places that are transformed by nightfall, see below..

Forest Park, New York

This amazing mushroom is very common in the forests of New England

The fungus is called Panellus stipticus is one of 70 bioluminescent species of fungi that grow and glow within a few days

The brightness varies from the degree of maturation and the degree of soil contamination

Waitomo Cave, New Zealand

One of the most surreal and beautiful caves in the world cave Waitomo is New Zealand. At night the ceiling of the cave was glowing due to the special very rare appearance of glowworms, called Arachnocampa Luminosa

Fireflies glow to attract prey and mates

East coast, Australia

Snails called Clusterwink begin to glow when they're excited about something, physically excited

In response to stress from predators little Australian snail begins to glow, and its light shell only enhances the illumination

Blue grotto, Capri, Italy

In fact, this so-called pseudo "fiber optic" lake

It received its name due to bright blue luminescence, which is produced in the cave thanks to the water which gets sunlight outside

The Atlantic rain forest, Sao Paulo

The scenery of this forest reminiscent of scenes from the fantastic movie Avatar thanks to these rare mushrooms

Mushrooms are called "eternal light mushroom" (forever glowing mushroom), and named it so on purpose, as the body of the fungus is really a glow all over his life, but it becomes visible only in the dark

Forest, Tn

These woods are famous for a huge number of fireflies, which used the same principle as the mushrooms described above

Fireflies use light to attract mates


This famous natural phenomenon of the province of Alberta, which is obtained when charged particles emitted by the sun collide with particles of the Earth's atmosphere

Hidden Lake Territorial Park


Toyama Bay, Japan

Squid Watasenia scintillians, also known as squid-fireflies live deep in these waters

However you can see them when they swim closer to shore to spawn

Forests in subtropical Asia

While in the forests of Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Polynesia, or Java, you might think that you are trapped in a Wonderland, thanks to Mycena chlorophos fungi

The principle of luminescence-based as well as in Panellus stipticus

Kilauea, Hawaii

In the crater of Halemaumau constantly active volcano, Kilauea in Hawaii, you can always see a pillar of sulfurous steam escaping from molten rock from the Earth's center

But quite different is the spectacle looks of the night

The depths of the ocean around the world

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface, and people have explored only 5% due to the limitation of the depth at which the modern man can take

We can explore only the surface, but there's a lot to discover there, where no one gets even sunlight

Scientists estimate that about 80-90% of life on the depth, turned into some form of bioluminescence

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The salt flats Bolivia is a truly amazing place where you can see such a sky, which you will not see anywhere else

Especially when it rains, this place turns into the biggest mirror in the world, Catatumbo, Venezuela

Those who say that lightning does not strike twice in the same place just wasn't in Venezuela

For centuries, lightning lights the sky at the mouth of the Catatumbo river, with a frequency of 280 flashes per hour, 10 hours a day, 140-160 days a year.

This is due to the concentration of methane, which abound in the air. thanks bogs

Vadu, Maldives

The shores of the island Vaadu regularly visit rare species of bioluminescent phytoplankton

Tiny plankton glowing in the water, due to the experience of stress, in consequence of the tides. Also, this unusual phenomenon can be capture on the shores of San Diego, thanks to the luminous phytoplankton Lingulodinium polyedrum




See also

New and interesting