Magical Firefly Trails


Tsuneaki Hiramatsu’s photos of fireflies and their light trails are nothing short of magical. The photos, taken in various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan, are a series of slow shutter and multi-exposure composites that show fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Light painting in photography is nothing new, in fact, it’s a trend we post on often, but the fact that these “light paintings” are all natural make them all that much more beautiful. Neither the lights nor the strokes are man-made, rather, both are a part of nature and Hiramatsu was only there to capture these magnificent scenes.


Tsuneaki Hiramatsu’s website
via [The Coolist]



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