The Magical World of Living Light
This is the mysterious spectacle of bioluminescence. Its hard not to revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon. These glowing creatures are primarily a product of the ocean. They are the primary source of light in the largest and darkest area of habitable land on Earth, the deep sea. On land, they are most commonly seen as glowing fungus on wood (foxfire) or in the few families of luminous insects (fireflies).
Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) on Hana, Maui
The rainbow eucalyptus also known as the Mindanao gum or rainbow gum is the only eucalyptus species found in the northern hemisphere. The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Photo credit: Chad Podoski
Well, I finally fired up Apophysis again today. Rendered a few new things, and found a few old things that I forgot to post. The last one, the flower, was made while following that fantastic fractal flower tutorial that’s floating around that I’m too lazy to look up at the moment.