"It is not light that we need, but fire. It is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake."



Photos of fireflies by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu

On hot, hazy summer nights, fireflies take centre stage as they fly through the night air, punctuating the darkness with flecks of yellow light.

But Japanese photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu captured their beauty in a whole new light, using time-lapse photography. (2012/7/12)