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Still Waters

Bioluminescence:lighting up the natural world

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The forest floor is barely visible in the low light conditions when it suddenly bursts into life, becoming a neon green blanket of light.

The source of this eerie light is a bioluminescent fungus, known only by the name given to it by locals: "chimpanzee fire".

Filmmaker Verity White was able to catch this phenomenon on camera for the Congo episode of the BBC/Discovery series Africa using long-exposure time-lapse photography techniques.

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