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Long Exposure Pic Reveals Spazzy Nature Of Moth Flight


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.

There are Comments.
  • 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.

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

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Despicable Me reference?

  • indubitably

  • 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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