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By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Glow-In-The-Dark Cave Is Hiding The World’s Most Amazing Secret.

Waitomo Cave in New Zealand is a lesser-known tourist destination, but it might be one of the coolest that we've ever seen. What makes the cave so special? Well, it's all about the walls.

Arachnocampa luminosa is the official name for the endemic species of worm found in the cave, not found anywhere else in the world. You might recognize their more common moniker, the glow worm.

Despite the darkness, the glow worms cover the walls of the cave and cause it to glow, resulting in some of the most amazing underground views that nature can make. Check out some of these incredible images below.

The glow worms turn the ceiling and walls a bright cobalt blue.

The glow worms turn the ceiling and walls a bright cobalt blue.

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It's hard to believe that something this vibrant was created by something as innocuous as a worm.

It's hard to believe that something this vibrant was created by something as innocuous as a worm.

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The cavern was first entered in 1887 by the local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau. It's only accessible by water, giving it that much more mystique.

The cavern was first entered in 1887 by the local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau. It's only accessible by water, giving it that much more mystique.

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Today, visitors can still check out the cave via boat ride.

Today, visitors can still check out the cave via boat ride.

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Those who are brave enough can get out and walk around the rocks, basking in the worm-created glow.

Those who are brave enough can get out and walk around the rocks, basking in the worm-created glow.

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Isn't this an absolutely beautiful spot? How badly do you want to visit?

Isn't this an absolutely beautiful spot? How badly do you want to visit?

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