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synchronized fireflies

This story is from a couple months ago but was so wonderful that I wanted to share. Mark your calenders for next year. We chose to go early June to see the “Synchronized Fireflies.” From what I have read, there are only a few places where fireflies are synchronized like this, and no one knows the definite reason why it happens. One place is Elkmont Park in the Smokies, and the other places where this happens are in Asia. This year we decided to camp, hike up to the large open field, watch the sun set, and wait for the fireflies. It was an amazing thing to see and very hard to capture on film. I am sharing a couple of pics from our magical little evening.

words and photographs by kristen bach

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