Stunning photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
Imagine a spot of night swimming at your local beach, only to have the shoreline and waves glow an ethereal blue at any sign of agitation. The images here are fromVaadhoo Island in the Maldives, a place where a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton exist, much to the delight of photographers who snapped these pictures. These concentrations are a field of study all to itself –potentially harmful, always stunning.
It is cool as shit scuba diving among that stuff. You turn out your lights and your ripples and bubbles glow.
Ship wakes produce a lot of it too. In the Persian Gulf the phosphorescence was so bright you could practically read by it.