"Himebotaru" is a small firefly with a body length of 6 mm to 8 mm that lives in forests rather than rivers. They emit a powerful light for a short period of time, like a flash. Female princess fireflies cannot fly, so when roads are built, they become extinct in that area. Their habitat is not well explored, so the fact that their existence is not known is a tragedy. I have been researching the habitat of these fireflies for over ten years, taking photos and publishing them.


[AWARD] Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Professional “Natural World and Wildlife” 2nd place

[AWARD] LensCulture Critics‘ Choice 2023 winner (Selected by Darius Himes, International Head of Photography at the auction house Christie's.)

[AWARD] Nature Conservancy's 2022 Global Photo Contest Wildlife Honorable Mention


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