Fireflies Twinkle at Elkmont

June 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

One more thing checked off my bucket list.  I love when I can find opportunities to challenge my photography skills... to learn new things or just to try something different. This past week I had the opportunity to capture thousands of fireflies, yes- thousands!

 

Each year, for about a two week period June 4-11, the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park turns into an incredible show of light and amazement. The Synchronous Fireflies are one of many types of fireflies that are in the park, and they are the only species in America who can synchronize their flashing light pattern. No one is certain why the fireflies display synchronously, but during their mating period, it is hypothesized that they are doing so to attract a mate or another theory is competition.

 

Here is one of the many photos that I was able to capture, well it is the only one out of 100 that I thought turned out.

It was quite the challenge, but I was really happy to have captured this shot... We were there until 11 pm, and this was taken just before then. Next year I will be prepared!

 


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