15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Floating lights in the woods

From May to July is the mating season of a kind of local firefly called curtos costipennis, and the climax only last a few days. I found this secret place in the suburb of a small town near Shanghai, with help of local conservationists. There was a heavy rain when I drove to this place, luckily I met the most density of firefly after visiting again and again, and managed to capture them in pictures.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Shanghai, China
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Xiaodong Sun