Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Stunning Long Exposure Photographs of Gold Fireflies in Japan nature long exposure Japan insects fireflies

Taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011 this brilliant series of photographs captures the wild frenzy of gold fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Shot using a slow shutter speed, the neon green and yellow contrails seem almost digitally imposed on the scenic landscapes, but I assure you these are real. See them a bit larger here. (via polaroid dreams)