Firefly squid come to the surface in spring time creating a magical light show.
Japanese Photographer Takehito Miyatake has the perfect gift for combining long exposure photography with nature to make these totally amazing images!
Recently Miyatake was named the winner of National Geographic’s Nikkei Photo Awards Grand Prize for 2014.
Fishing boats gather by moonlight in the Uchino-umi river.
Long exposure of the Sakurajima volcano at produces a spectacular explosion of colors.
The most active volcano in Sakurajima in the Showa crater with stars producing a spiral background.
In close the Sakurajima volcano spews fourth red hot magma into the dark night.
A river of blue moonlight fall against the harsh rocks.
Fireflies flicker in the night cascading the bridge over the Shimanto River .
Fairy lights fill the forest as botaru fireflies flutter and fill the detritus.
Above the forest fireflies create a magical curtain against the milky way.
The volcanic eruption is sparked into fury by a lighting strike.
When interviewed by Time magazine Takehito chronicled his connection between Waka, Japanese poetry and his own style of nature photography.
“Waka is a poem to express the scope of nature, by using limited words since its birth in the eighth century in Japan. The method has been working beautifully and precisely to express nature with sympathy. I believe Waka is very similar to nature photography”