Dazzling Fireflies Display
The magic of fireflies caught by long exposure photographs taken in Japan. As the original source is the Japanese language website Digital Photo Blog we don’t have a lot of information about the photographers, but it seems that these photos were taken in the rainy months of June and July in Maniwa, Japan in recent years – the most recent photos are dated 2011, the earliest 2008.
We’ve found some information – and more prosaic photos – about Japanese fireflies at the Tokyo Hotaru website; hotaru is the Japanese word for fireflies. There is a nice short article on the significance of hotaru in Japanese society here and you’ll find a second enchanting photo gallery of firefly photos by Rei Ohara here. Enjoy the inspiration!
Thanks to César Couto for finding these photos.
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The first few are simply fantastic. What a magical world they captured.
Yes, quite magical, in the photos as well as in real life. As I’ve never seen quite as many as this in life I found these utterly captivating and just had to post them!
its amazing that places like this actually exist.
Brings back many childhood memories living on a farm in Kentucky.
Where have all the fireflies gone? It is ever harder to come across them these days…..