Long Exposure Pic Reveals Spazzy Nature Of Moth Flight

September 4, 2012


Moths (AKA ugly butterflies): they're spazzy. They're like the Geekologie Writer of the flying insect world: attracted to bright lights, always running into things, and will probably meet their untimely death from the shock of a bug-zapper. This is a 20-second exposure showing moth's spirally, insane flying patterns as they come to have sex with the light that photographer Steve Irvine just turned on. Have I ever had sex with a light before? No, but I have had sex with a star. It was the sun. Just kidding, it was a MOVIE star. I don't want to name any names but it was one of the raptors from Jurassic Park.

Thanks to JenL, who, just like any normal person, hates moths but loves butterflies.

  • Proteon

    What a life this image has lived since I posted it on Reddit a few weeks ago:

  • $18922249

    Moths use star/moon light to navigate. When man covered the earth with light bulbs, the moth got screwed.

    Incredibly beautiful picture.

  • Chris Slocum

    OMFG!!?! It the SKYFISH!!! >.< ideots

  • I like moths. They can be just as pretty as butterflies.

  • GreyGanado

    Butterflies evolved from moths.

  • GirlFromSpace

    I kinda like em more cuz they're SO FLUFFY!

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Despicable Me reference?

  • GirlFromSpace


  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I knew I liked you for a reason

  • Robin Manford

    All those fucking idiots who believe in "rods" should look at this photo and shut the fuck up.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    adds to the question of what are moths for anyway? other than food for birds, bats, cats and small children?

  • Pascale Laviolette

    I'm sure many species also pollinate plants.

  • Life? Like many creatures, moths don't really have a "purpose" to exist other than to procreate, and doing what they are doing is working well enough to stay alive.

  • Jelligeth

    kinda like people

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    translation : food source

  • n11

    Pretty creative!

    On another note Admin, please don't leave us with such a scary lead photo over a long-weekend ever again! Every time I went to look for an update I saw the face aaaahhh!!!!

  • Guest

    I do wonder what energy drink they had?

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