The dance of aerial bioluminescence lasts for about one hour every night between the months of June and August, as male fireflies desperately compete for the attention of the females.
A new form of ecotourism is helping rejuvenate one of Mexico‘s poorest regions.
For three months each year, tens of thousands of tourists travel to see a magical spectacle.
They are gathering at Mexico’s firefly forest, which is open only in that time.
Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Nanacamilpa, Mexico