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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Heart shape of firefly light

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 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 and managed to capture them in pictures.

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