Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It is a form of chemiluminescence. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in so...
See Blue Whales Lunge For Dinner in Beautiful Drone Footage
Watch amazing drone footage of a blue whale lunging to eat a meal.
Glowworms in Motion - A Time-lapse of NZ's Glowworm Caves in 4K
A Time-lapse of New Zealand’s Glowworm caves as they have never been seen before. Filming this involved sleeping in caves for multiple days in complete darkn...
Cosmetologist camouflages her hand onto her face, and it's incredible
Krysti Ellen is a freelance cosmetologist and self-taught body painter.
These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky
The glow worm colonies of New Zealand's Waitomo Caves imitate stars to confuse flying insects, then trap them in sticky snares and eat them alive.
Glowworms in Motion - A Time-lapse of NZ's Glowworm Caves in 4K
A Time-lapse of New Zealand’s Glowworm caves as they have never been seen before. Filming this involved sleeping in caves for multiple days in complete darkness with just the sounds of the cave to kee...
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear. Now the Navy wants to know
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish reflect polarized light from their skin in a way that makes them seemingly disappear from predators' view. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Understanding The Firefly’s Glow
Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts the chemicals in its body into a backyard light show. Res...
The Light Of Fireflies For Medical Diagnostics
In biology and medicine, we often need to detect biological molecules. For example, in cancer diagnostics, doctors need quick and reliable ways of knowing if tumor cells are present in the patient’s b...
Squid Inspires Camouflaging Smart Materials
The research team, from the University’s Department of Engineering Mathematics, have designed a smart materials system, inspired by biological chromatophores, which creates patterns that change and mo...
Bioluminescence Is Making Tasmania Look Like A Different Planet
Parts of the shoreline around the city of Hobart, Australia have been glowing an otherworldly fluorescent blue at night. Photographers and scientists have flocked to southern Tasmania to enjoy the phe...
Unidentified Glowing Object: Nature's Weirdest Events
Shocked divers discover a mysterious, giant glowing tube in Tasmanian waters - what is it?
Animals - masters of mimicry
Wildlife photographer Alex Hyde’s first scientific training to learn how to find animals that do not really want to be found. Alex is not averse to even more people look at this amazing ability to cam...
20 Unbelievable Animal Camouflage Examples
Animals are masters of disguise, so if you are a beginner wildlife photographer, you may be missing a lot of creatures around you. Ways to blend with the surroundings are mostly defined by the habits ...
Mesmerizing Bioluminescent Coast
We've seen blue bodies of water, but nothing quite like this! Astrophotographer Phil Hart captured a mesmerizing series of images featuring an unbelievable, y…
Captivating Portraits of Luminous Underwater Creatures
These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing…
Anglerfish
Anglerfishes are fish that are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/. They are bony fish named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish'...
Cookiecutter shark
Cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae. This shark occurs in warm, oceanic waters worldwide, particularly...
Firefly
The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence...
Glowworm
Glow worm is the common name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow through bioluminescence. They may sometimes resemble worms, but all are insects (Arachnocampa and...
Honey fungus
Honey fungus, or Armillaria or оpenky (Ukrainian: опеньки), is a genus of parasitic fungi that live on trees and woody shrubs. It includes about 10 species formerly lumped together as A. mel...
Krill
Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning "young fry of fish", which is also often att...
Luminescent bacteria
Luminescent bacteria emit light as the result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is converted to light energy. Luminescent bacteria exist as symbiotic organisms carried within a large...
Noctiluca scintillans
Noctiluca scintillans, commonly known as the Sea Sparkle, and also published as Noctiluca miliaris, is a free-living non-parasitic marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescen...
Omphalotus nidiformis
Omphalotus nidiformis, or ghost fungus, is a gilled basidiomycete mushroom most notable for its bioluminescent properties. It is known to occur primarily in southern Australia and Tasmania, but was re...
Omphalotus olearius
Omphalotus olearius, commonly known as the jack-o'-lantern mushroom, is a poisonous orange gilled mushroom that to an untrained eye appears similar to some chanterelles. It is notable for its biolumin...
Photobacterium
Photobacterium is a genus of gram-negative bacteria in the family Vibrionaceae. Members of the genus are bioluminescent, that is they have the ability to emit light.Many species, including Photobacter...
Praya dubia
Praya dubia, or the Giant Siphonophore, is a deep sea organism (700 m to 1000 m below sea level), a member of the Hydrozoa. With a body length of 130ft long or 40 meters, Praya dubia is the ...
Pyrophorus (beetle)
Pyrophorus (also known as Fire Beetles) is a genus of click beetle (family Elateridae). They are one of several genera in the tribe Pyrophorini, all of which are bioluminescent. Their bioluminescence ...
Stomiiformes
Stomiiformes is an order of deep-sea ray-finned fishes of very diverse morphology. It includes for example dragonfishes, lightfishes, loosejaws, marine hatchetfishes and viperfishes. The order contain...