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    Waves of twinkling lights flashed all around me. First at a distance, then filling my entire field of view, a living undulation of male Photinus carolinus fireflies pulsed like miniature sputtering candles, on display for the females resting in the foliage on the forest floor. These must be the fairies that fascinated fable tellers of yore. On June 6 2015, I hiked out several miles along Jakes Creek Trail, past the Elkmont Historic District, to photograph this magical annual mating display.
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    Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2015
    Location: Elkmont, Tennessee, United States
    Copyright: © Paige Jarreau
    Categories: Landscapes, Travel
    Contests: 2015 Traveler Photo Contest