Image of the Day: Glimmering Cave

This cave in Lava Beds National Monument appears to shimmer because of water beading up on the hydrophobic actinomycetes coating its surface.

The Scientist Staff
Jul 22, 2015

NPS PHOTO(Hat tip: Smithsonian)

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