Photo of the Day

blue ghost fireflies hovering over a forest floor, North Carolina
September 6, 2013

Blue Ghost Fireflies, North Carolina

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots A forest floor in North Carolina is traced with the movement of blue ghost fireflies in this time-lapse image by Your Shot contributor Spencer Black, who says the element of surprise compels him toward long-exposure photography. "These fireflies are unique because their blink pattern is much longer than the common firefly and they hover about a foot off the ground," says Black. "Witnessing them by the thousands, floating above the forest floor in complete darkness, is truly an incredible experience." Check out the bold new look and feel of Your Shot, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. Get tips on using time exposure » Get tips on photographing nature »
Photograph by Spencer Black, Your Shot

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