This incredible photograph captures the swirling, twirling trails left by dozens of swarming moths

Illustration for article titled This incredible photograph captures the swirling, twirling trails left by dozens of swarming moths

Photographer Steve Irvine captured the ephemeral movements of moths drawn to a floodlight. He took a 20-second exposure as hundreds of insects beat their way to the lights dotting an Ontario lawn, photographing just a few trails out of the entire swarm. That photo found the unexpected beauty in their hurried flights downward.

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See the full-resolution image at National Geographic. [via Neatorama]

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The bugs were doing this in 2010 already.