Firefly Season

April is a magical time at the Rainforest Retreat. Every year at this time nature displays one of its true spectacles - the synchronized flashing of thousands of fireflies. It’s a sight to behold that cannot be put into words. The images below have been captured by Anurag in April 2016 and 2017.

         

With a DSLR camera and tripod, you can play with shutter speed and ISO settings to get the effects seen above.

       

Using a flashlight to light up the foreground produces the effects seen in the following images

          

They start off in small numbers in the last week of March and by the second week of April, they build up to an amazing crescendo where entire valleys flash in unison. Each season varies depending on climate conditions, but the second and third weeks of April are when the numbers are at their peak before decreasing.