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Fireflies Put on a Spectacular Mating Dance | Short Film Showcase ctm magazine

Every year, hundreds of thousands of fireflies begin their mating dance in the pine forests of Mexico. Filmmaker Blake Congdon captured this incredible phenomenon as never before seen.

More from Blake Congdon: https://www.blakesfilms.com/firefly

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Fireflies Put on a Spectacular Mating Dance | Short Film Showcase

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  • National Geographic on June 10, 2019

    Every summer outside the tiny Mexican town of Nanacamilpa, a unique type of firefly puts on one of nature’s most incredible light shows. To learn more, read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2KsULb6

  • MOHAMMED IDREES on April 30, 2020

    سبحان الله وبحمده

  • Emmi James on April 30, 2020

    I saw two fireflies in my house.

  • vincent balidio on May 19, 2020

    The girl is looking for a mate

  • Julian Vazquez on May 23, 2020

    The Highlands of Tlaxcala, México🌧️🌾🌌🐝🌲🌲🌲

  • iheartamber on May 29, 2020

    we got some simps in the comments

  • Jim Paolo Abalde on May 29, 2020

    Random off topic:

    The place is Tlaxcala, Mexico. I just finished watching Age Of Empires 2 Walkthroughs regarding the Montezuma campaign.

  • XxCosmicFrostxX on June 1, 2020

    Wow… this looks so magical I can’t even-

  • baliw kaba on June 9, 2020

    The most romantic fly of all

  • Bang Uchen on June 12, 2020

    In my country, when I was children my mom say fireflies = the nails of ghost 👻

    I thought that the children would not catch fireflies

  • Ramona Middleton on July 1, 2020

    This is probably a stupid question but are firefly the same as lightning bugs?

  • PanaSouza on July 23, 2020

    So spectacular

  • Ashad Uz Zaman on July 24, 2020

    wowwww 🙂

  • Ajmol Hussain on August 1, 2020

    Wriggle Nightbug !

  • Pia R. on August 2, 2020

    Dear National Geographic, may I ask who composed the beautiful music? (around minute 2 ff.)

  • judith wood on August 2, 2020


  • Keep it up 👍 @national geographic

  • Cornetto on August 21, 2020

    Beautiful 🦋🌸😍

  • Austin Hargis on September 21, 2020


  • Matias Aranda on October 4, 2020


  • رو رو on October 5, 2020

    other friends

  • Edwin berdiago on October 6, 2020

    In the philippines, palawan island you can go on a fireflies tour by boat on mangrove trees magical

  • Сергей Борисов on October 8, 2020

    brandon rogers

  • Justin Merry on October 9, 2020

    Why is she holding that lantern in front of her face while trying to see bioluminescent signals?

  • Elise Rozling on November 15, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, stunning…
    (scroll down)

    The fireflies aren't bad either 😉

  • sabas World on December 2, 2020


  • jay kan on December 3, 2020

    ❤️❤️❤️💕💕👍👍🇲🇾🇲🇾💞💞💎💎💎🙏🙏 the best wishes we need to followup with natural resources

  • Nina Golob on January 10, 2021

    I just L O V E this video. Love it, adore it, cherish it…I could watch it all day long. The music, the fireflies, the narration…it's just perfect. A really great job. I love fireflies and I often go and watch them in the summer nights. But here, they're not in such a frenzy, neither are they the synchronizing species…but they're still beautiful.

  • devin Catz on January 20, 2021

    Wow those fire flies are PRETTY 🤩

  • y pensar que yo vivo ahí. 💕🤤

  • Alexandre Monteiro Rosalem Marcelino on February 19, 2021


  • Zackery Lamb on March 1, 2021

    I’ve never actually seen a live firefly before- still hoping to one day

  • A10-11_Pulkit on March 2, 2021

    His voice!!

  • Nick Barlow on March 29, 2021

    Remind me never to watch any video by Blake Congdon again, that was terrible. If you want nature shows, NG is almost as bad as Discovery it seems.

  • avid2112 on April 9, 2021


  • Akhio Hanna Ayao on April 19, 2021

    Im a fan of their existence, though i never see one in real life, not yet.

    Please wait for me, until then fight for your existence. Your life may be short but your living it with so much worth 💛

  • Roger Kreil on April 28, 2021

    I wonder if they like LED lanterns.

  • Shay MacShay on May 24, 2021

    Fireflies mating ritual. Tbf if I was in the forest and saw that Mexican beauty with her lantern I'd be in mating frenzy mode too!

  • noah kern on June 11, 2021

    Imagine doing psycadelics there

  • Juliana salazar on June 19, 2021

    Parese en sueño. Ese lugar queda en tlaxcala

  • Eowyn's Pride on July 28, 2021

    …fireflies only please, no scantily clad supermodel necessary…

  • Tiro Mandal on September 27, 2021

    Haven't seen one since childhood until tonight a few mins ago. I'm still in tears….We humans have annihilated so many beautiful and innocent species from the world……..

  • Kathlyne Markham on January 1, 2022


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