1,000 Origami Cranes.

These images capture a 1,000 paper origami cranes in ‘mid-flight’.

The image exists for a split second in time; once photographed, it is otherwise lost forever, never to be re-created.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe you are granted happiness and eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.