Photographer Captures Beautiful Firefly Timelapse

Calgary-based photographer Siv Heang Tav compiled 400 still images taken on June 10 into a stunning timelapse video of fireflies lighting up in a wetland near Crossfield, Alberta.

Heang Tav told Storyful: “Fireflies are somewhat rare in Western Canada. This timelapse was shot at a wetland in an agricultural area near Crossfield, Alberta, on the warm, humid night of June 10 from 11 pm to 1 am.”

The footage is made of 400 still images and was taken with eight-second exposures.

The final images are “a progressive stack of all the images together to show the locations of all of the fireflies at once,” Heang Tav said. Credit: Siv Heang Tav via Storyful

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