Time-lapse video: Fireflies turn Ozarks into enchanted forest


“Is there anything cooler than firefly light reflecting in still-water?”  asks Vincent Brady, a photographer who used “every trick” for his first “whole-hog” time-lapse video.

He shot the footage at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, where his family gathers, and around Grand Ledge, Mich., his hometown.

“We call them fireflies or lightning bugs, but they aren’t a fly or a bug,” Brady notes on his website. “They are beetles, and there’s over a 1,000 different species of them.”

You can visit Brady’s Facebook page here.

h/t Smithsonian’s SmartNews