June 11, 2014

Night Lights

Photograph by Massimo Gugliucciello, National Geographic Your Shot

"I've always been fascinated by the magic of fireflies in the Sele Valley of southern Italy, where I live," says Massimo Gugliucciello, a member of our Your Shot community. "There are many during the months of May and June, a [sign] of a healthy habitat."

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96 comments
Rima Biswas
Rima Biswas

Hello Massimo! Congratulations! This is an incredible photograph. Will you please share the camera settings for this? I am trying to capture fireflies for sometime now, but never get a decent one. Will appreciate your help.

erbPIX™
erbPIX™

Of the many firefly images I have viewed, none have been as impressive as this. Nice technique, like fireworks, allowing for movement and capturing more light.

Alma Nani
Alma Nani

thanks for sharing, so beautiful.

Rishikesh Wagh
Rishikesh Wagh

looks like a fairy garden right out of a fantasy book!

rose paca
rose paca

how beautiful our world is...............

Jason Clark
Jason Clark

wow......no other words come to mind great shot

Kapay Ako
Kapay Ako

I remember when I was a kid, there's a lot of 'em in the country where I grow up but because of continuing population growth I barely seen one of this mystical creature. :(

Ebru Erte
Ebru Erte

Like a scene from fairy tale. Congratulations..


Maria Forlano
Maria Forlano

I'm glad to see the Sele valley is still a healthy habitat;as a child, I used to spend my summer holidays in Contursi Terme, where my father was born, so I love that area. Thank you!

Angela Underwood
Angela Underwood

I think this is a magical picture and I like it very much.

Alex Hyeon
Alex Hyeon

This work made me feel like stepping into the scene. Thank you!

Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

I love it when a photo stops me and I have to ask.  "Oh my, what is this?"  This stopped me and "oh my!"   I can't wait to try it.

Omaira M.
Omaira M.

Extraordinary shot and magical

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