Japanese Photographer Captures Breathtaking Shots of Shrine in A Swirling Sea of Fireflies

Early summer is the season for fireflies in Japan. The sight of fireflies floating in the air with their soft lights in the dark is just so magical. Continue reading »

Thousands Of Fireflies Light Up The Night In Mexico


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Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of The Millions Of Fireflies Flutter In Mexican Forest


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Millions of tiny fireflies transform this dark woodland into something resembling an enchanted forest more commonly seen in a fairytale. Yellow dots fill the air and dart through the trees in these stunning photos taken by photographer Sergio Robledo. Continue reading »

Bioluminescent Sea Fireflies Glittering Like Diamonds On The Rocks And Sand

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Those lights are actually bioluminescent shrimp, better known as sea fireflies, or, in Japan, as “umibotaru”. Visible every year from May until the end of October, they live in the sand around very shallow sea water and are often seen floating between the extremes of high and low tides. Continue reading »

These Photos Of Fireflies Show How Beautiful Summer Nights Are In Japan

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Yu Hashimoto

Each year when summer comes along, we all look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the mountains for camping. Some look forward to the epicurean delights like watermelon and ice cones. But for a select group of photographers in Japan, Summer signals the arrival of fireflies. And for very short periods – typically May and June, from around 7 to 9pm – these photographers set off to secret locations all around Japan, hoping to capture the magical insects that light up the night. Continue reading »