While glowworms are widely known as one of the cutest and most beautiful creatures in the wild, these twinkly little guys can be surprisingly difficult to photograph. Through a mesmerizing time lapse video, we are able to behold hours upon hours of the stunning New Zealand glowworms found in North Island’s Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Canadian Jordan Poste shared on his blog, “Stoked For Saturday” telling a story of how he managed to catch the footage. Following a flurry of mishaps including battery failures and technical errors, the project took a whopping 60 hours.
Jordan explained on his blog that a mere 10 seconds of such footage can take well over 2 and a half hours to shoot as each frame takes an exposure time of anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 minutes. This equates to an astounding 3,000 frames for the entirety of a 1.5 minute video.
Check out Jordan’s hard work and champion efforts below and prepare to be amazed.
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