15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Glowing valley with fireflies

I was on a trip to Tianmu Mountain Nature Reserve with friends in June, just the mating season of Luciola anceyi Olivier. I am expecting them but not very sure, so I waited on a small road facing a beautiful valley before dark. I was lucky the valley was glowing with fireflies soon after dark.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Linan, China
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Xiaodong Sun