A Lark Ascending Posted June 9, 2016 Author Report Share Posted June 9, 2016 A hillside in the Great Smoky Mountains is turned into a living cascade of light by the ankle-high glows of blue ghost males. Even more mysterious are their wingless females who, tethered to the forest floor, can only dream of flying. With glow spots shining out through their transparent skin, the delicate blue ghost females seem like tiny gems nestled into the leaf litter Photograph: Spencer Black Fireflies create a magic that transcends time and space. They transform ordinary landscapes into something otherworldly. Although I’ve spent decades delving into the most intimate details of their courtship and sex lives, the luminous landscapes they create still fill me with wonder Photograph: Tsuneaki Hiramatsu https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/jun/08/night-workers-how-evolution-drives-the-firefly-dance-in-pictures Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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