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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Firefly Glow

In the Czech Republic where I grew up, I only saw fireflies a couple of times, deep in the forest. 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 photograph this firefly as it lit upon a blade of grass. I did not manipulate this photo in any way. This is a first time I was able to capture firefly in almost complete darkness with such bright glow.

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Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Fairfield, Iowa, United States of America
Copyright: © Radim Schreiber