Nature’s Special Effect: Bioluminescent Waves

Oceans across the world have all experienced something called bioluminescent waves. These blue waves aren’t photoshopped but are instead created quite naturally by overabundance of marine microbes called phytoplanktons. As a kid fireflies fascinated me, these blue organisms have the same effect on my brain right now! I’m so glad I came across these beautiful unreal images.

Photo taken by Doug Perrine. Pinpricks of light on the shore seem to mirror stars above in an undated picture taken on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives
Image by Russ Taylor. Sand along a beach in the Florida Everglades glows with a soft blue light emitted by countless microscopic phytoplankton washed ashore
Image by Mike Blake. Bioluminescent phytoplankton give the incoming surf an electric blue glow along a beach in Leucadia, California, in September 2011

 

Source: WhereCoolThingsHappen

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