ElectroBOOM’s Mehdi Sadaghdar often makes videos about electricity and ends up shocking himself. But in this clip, he uses his powers to create something beautiful. His magical fairyland lantern is filled with LED “fireflies” that dance around on a cushion of air and are powered wirelessly via induction.
Sriram Murali of Saving the Dark takes us to the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, India for a look at one of the most amazing sights on Earth. As night falls, millions of fireflies illuminate the forest, blinking their bioluminescent bodies in synchrony. Murali’s instagram features some incredible long-exposures of the insects.
Every time we see a firefly, childhood memories come flooding back of warm Summer nights in our backyard. Discover Life in America (DLiA) and photographer Radim Schreiber teamed up to educate us about these luminescent beetles, then wow us with soothing imagery from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.