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fireflies and stars at night in Tanzania
May 7, 2015

Night Moves

Constellations in the southern Milky Way compete with an earthly display of light near Tanzania’s Lake Natron. “These glowing elves were flying up and down among the lush grass on both sides of a ravine stream, like a flowing ‘firefly way’—as if to contest ... the Milky Way,” writes Your Shot member Steed Yu.

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Photograph by Steed Yu, National Geographic Your Shot

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