By Jesse Rhodes
Images by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu
For nearly a decade, amateur photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu spent his summer evenings in the forests outside Niimi, in Japan’s Okayama prefecture. He was intent on capturing the spectacle of firefly mating season, when the males and females vie for attention through blinking codes.
Read more about Tsuneaki’s work and see more of his photos in the February issue of Smithsonian Magazine or online at Smithsonian.com.
THE LIGHTS ARE MOVING OMFG
wow, what a view
I’ve seen only the first half of the image and thought “ugh, what a stupid black picture” but then I scrolled down and saw the lights - “wow”
If you zoom in or look closely you can see the stars wow this is amazing
I totally thought that was just dust on my laptop screen ^
This is literally my fourth or fifth time reblogging this.
It’s still hillarious.
- i love you (via the-psycho-cutie)
Hu Shaoming on Jue So