January 11, 2014
The incredible image was taken by photographer Doug Perrine during a visit to Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives.Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. The famous group of islands are known for being a heaven on Earth. But Vaadhoo Island has a lot of surprises, that are revealed at night.
It captures a natural chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which occurs when a micro-organism in the water is disturbed by oxygen.The light from these bioluminescent phytoplankton looks like a fantastic starry sky somewhere deep in the universe. It’s mesmerizing.
these phenomenal photographs show how the glowing phytoplankton light the entire beach where the waves hit the sand and agitate the little creatures. They also light up under pressure, like when people walk across the sand.
Imagine how beautiful, how breathtaking, a beach like this must look in person. If you lived here, you’d make a long walk on the beach a nightly activity.
The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above.
However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescence and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
Thanks to: http://missiongalacticfreedom.wordpress.com