This phenomenon in nature is called bioluminescence and is a trait possesed only by a small group of creatures. This is a bioluminescent form of fungi.
Other bioluminescent organisms include the firefly, the fungus gnat, deep sea flashlight fish, female anglerfish, Cookiecutter sharks, and squid.
Black Panther – a typical melanistic color of any species of big cats.
In Latin America, a Black Panther is just a melanistic jaguar; in Asia and Africa it’s a black leopard, and in North America it may be black jaguars or pumas. By the way, it has been proven that black cats have a more balanced nervous system and faster response than other colors of cats.
A Jeweled Beetle’s Iridescence
This enlarged image shows a jeweled beetle Chrysina gloriosa. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology studied the surface structures on the beetle’s shell and discovered that the iridescent colors are produced from liquid crystalline material that self-assembles into a complex arrangement of polygonal shapes.
Image credit: Gary Meek, Georgia Tech
The blue monkey or diademed monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is a species of Old World monkey native to Central and East Africa, ranging from the upper Congo River basin east to the East African Rift and south to northern Angola and Zambia. It sometimes includes the Sykes’, silver, and golden monkey as subspecies.
RAIN OF FIRE !!
Photograph by Josell Mariano
In this apocalyptic photograph by Josell Mariano, we see the results of a long exposure and steel wool lit on fire. Steel wool, also known as wire wool, is a bundle of strands of very fine soft steel filaments, used in finishing and repairing work to polish wood or metal objects, for cleaning household cookware and in this case, light painting.
To get this shot, there was an assistant out of frame standing above the subject spinning the lit steel wool to create the sparks. It was a 30 second exposure and the subject stood very still for the entire shot. Epic!