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Summer night Fairies

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    Gold in Nature/Seasons
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    Photostudio Koseki
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"Himebotaru", which is an indigenous firefly species of Japan, fly around the summer forest while repeating short blinks—reminiscent of Christmas illuminations.

The females cannot fly, only the males. The sight is fantastic enough to forget the awe of the night forest . It is the brightness of life for only ten days of the summer.

Forests are living things.

They are a precious existence that people should not threaten.

I just hope that this forest and its fireflies will be protected.

Kazuaki Koseki

1977 born in Yamagata, Japan.
His work is devoted to the landscape of Yamagata and Tohoku, Japan. Evoking the five senses through the four seasons, he photographs the world—weaving the mountains, the forests, and the rivers together.

This is because I became familiar with fly fishing from 20s and naturally felt awe.
This is to convey and protect the many problems that I have felt while walking in mountains, forests and rivers, such as "nature that changes due to Global warming" and "environmental problems".

Awards Including the award at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021,LensCulture Critics' Choice 2021, BigPicture Nature world Photography Competition 2021,Photoville FENCE 2020,

He has received numerous awards at home and abroad.
It has received international acclaim, including photo exhibitions in the World Economic Forum Davos,the Natural History Museum in London, the California Academy of Sciences, 11 cities in North America, and Russia, as well as being published in the National Geographic web edition and the Japanese edition of National Geographic magazine.

2022 Published the art book "Forest of Misty Vision" (TOSEI Publishing Co.)

Kazuaki Koseki Photography