Something quite special dwells beneath the surface of New Zealand and these images prove that the country is just as beautiful below ground as it is above! The Waitomo area is famous for it’s limestone caves and within these caves are one of the most magical insects in the world, the glowworm. Glowworms emit a phosphorescent glow that light up the cave and create a surreal environment. Over the past year I have been back and forth to Waitomo’s Ruakuri Cave to master the art of photographing these magnificent little creatures - it’s been quite the experience! When the headlamps are out and all you can see are the glowworms, you can’t help but feel like you’ve stepped into James Cameron’s Avatar Pandora, it’s just unreal! Photographing glowworms is very similar to shooting the night sky, however the exposure time can be much longer. (via boredpanda)
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In fact, things got so bad at Glendale Little League in Wisconsin that board members decided to post signs with rules that parents have to abide by. They were recently posted to Reddit by Evan Primakow, a parent in the league, and quickly went viral. 

The sign reads:

 1. These are KIDS.
2. This is a GAME.
3. Coaches are VOLUNTEERS.
4. Umpires are HUMAN.
5. Your child is NOT being scouted by the Brewers today. 

John Diedrich, president of the Glendale Little League, explained on WBIR that the signs were put up a few years ago because of bad behavior from some parents:

"I know our league is not alone in having such parents get out of  hand. It’s a well-documented problem. And it is not just spectators. I  have also seen parents volunteering as coaches lose their cool."
"As  these ugly scenes play out, the players - the kids - are watching. The  result can be players themselves becoming poor sports. But just as many players turn away from the sport, embarrassed or just burned out by the intensity of their parents." 
"The sign at our park is a reality check and a reminder that this is a  game. We, as parents, get to create an opportunity for children to grow  and learn lessons of life through the glorious game of baseball." 

And judging by the response on Reddit, most Little Leagues could benefit from similar signs...

Let kids be kids. 

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