This incredible photograph captures the swirling, twirling trails left by dozens of swarming moths

Photographer Steve Irvine captured the ephemeral movements of moths drawn to a floodlight. He took a 20-second exposure as hundreds of insects beat their way to the lights dotting an Ontario lawn, photographing just a few trails out of the entire swarm. That photo found the unexpected beauty in their hurried flights downward.

See the full-resolution image at National Geographic. [via Neatorama]