This is an awesome particle effect animation that can be applied to images. This snippet is by Yoichi Kobayashi using three.js and also has direct aware hover effects. The animation has a sparkly particle burning effect that starts at the centre of the image and grows outwards in a circle.
If you are having trouble with the pen, try the archived copy on GitHub
Pic Particle Effect Snippet
See the Pen Particle Picture by yoichi kobayashi (@ykob) on CodePen.0