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Return of the Cicadas

Indiana-based cinematographer Samuel Orr created this beautiful, time-lapse video of the 17-year cicada. The video follows the cicadas as they emerge from the ground, shed their exoskeletons, engage in their mating ritual, lay eggs, and then die. Samuel Orr spent six years filming more then 200 hours of the cicadas in various stages of their life cycles to create this video and in the hopes of making an hour-long documentary.

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