Summertime Fireflies and Star Trails

August 23, 2022


Photographer: Matthew Chin
Summary Author: Matthew Chin 

Even though Hong Kong isn’t graced with many green spaces, in a few locations, such as Sha Lo Tung, we can see vast numbers of fireflies in late spring and throughout summer. Unfortunately, their environment is being increasingly destroyed because of various human activities. As shown above, the bioluminescent trails left by the little fireflies and the star trails of the summer constellations have been combined onto one image. Photo taken on August 29, 2017.

Photo details: Nikon D750 camera; 18 mm lens. 


Sha Lo Tung, Hong Kong, Coordinates: 22.4794, 114.1823

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