Long-exposure photographs of fireflies create magical forest scenes

Photographer Yume Cyan has been recasting the fireflies around Nagoya City, Japan, as fairy lights in a series of long-exposure photos. The momentary flashing of each bug becomes part of a bioluminescent trail it winds through the trees.

You can see more (and larger) photos from this series at 500px, where you can also order prints of the photographs.

[Yume Cyan via Colossal]