by Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 30 January 2014

The yellow dots are attacking from the dark forests! Kidding. These photos are actually of fireflies lighting up at night. Okayama-based photographer Tsuneaki Hiramitsu has taken shots of fireflies for years, often going out of the city and into dark, wooded areas where the fireflies reside.

His process in capturing the yellow dots involves shooting 8-second long exposure photos, then stitching the images together to achieve the dreamlike scenes. Though many of us city slickers haven’t experienced seeing fireflies in the flesh, a photo series like this encourages us to take that out of town trip and experience Mother Nature’s beauty for ourselves.

Via Twisted Sifter