As the last light of the sun disappeared from the sky replaced by a crescent moon, the wooden row boats were prepared by a Muslim woman who would be taking me out to witness one of the greatest – and rarest – spectacles on earth. Just after dark, along the banks of the Selangor River in Central Malaysia, at a remote edge of dense jungles, I prepared for a pitch black journey up a slow moving river in the hopes to witness the kelip-kelip or fireflies. One of only two colonies of fireflies in the world, these threatened creatures put on a display of flashing lights that are only comparable to an overly decorated Christmas tree. Unlike anything I have ever seen, they are worthy of designation as one of the wonders of the world. Entire trees are illuminated by these little beetles and only for a couple hours just after dark and only on this stretch of remote river. Surrounded by howling monkeys and a 300-million year old rainforest with the only light to guide us being that of a crescent moon…the experience was nothing short of surreal. Below are just a few photos I am able to load up at this late hour.