8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Amber Firefly

In the Czech Republic where I grew up, I only saw fireflies a couple of times, deep in the forest,” Schreiber recalls. “When I came to the United States, I was shocked and thrilled to see the abundance of fireflies and their amazing glow. I was happy to encounter this firefly and photograph its magical bioluminescence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
Photo Location: Fairfield, Iowa, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Radim Schreiber