Weird Nature Photographer Captures Amazing Invisible Light Plants Emit With UV Photography  

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Plants can do some pretty incredible things. From root systems that grow for miles to vines that can literally kill you, plants are some of the world's most complex organisms. And for photographer Craig Burrows, one of the most amazing things about plants is the invisible light they emit under ultraviolet light.

Burrows, who specializes in ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence photography (UVIVF for short), just released a new collection of spectacular photos that show another side of plants. Using ultraviolet light, Burrows captured colorful organic material on flowers and plants usually unseen to the human eye. By putting plants under UV light, Burrows created plant photography like none other. 

"In the same way a T-shirt glows under a black light, most organic material glows at least a little with UV stimulation and in all kinds of color," Burrows wrote. "These photos capture something we always see, but never can observe."

To see more of Burrows's ultraviolet light photography, check out his website

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Juvenile Blanket Flower


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Photo:  Craig Burrows/Used With Permission
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Kangaroo's Paw Flower, Part Two


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Angel's Trumpet


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