Bioluminescence

Image credit & copyright: Benjamin Williamson.

The coast of Main is one of the most beautiful locations that I’ve ever been to day or night. It’s a wonderful place the whole family can enjoy and as we see in this awe inspiring image captured by Benjamin Williamson, you never know what you’re going to get on any given night at any given location. On the best nights, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the universe, nature here on Earth, peace and the incredible feeling of nailing that one magnificent shot.

In this image we see the incredible blue glow of bioluminescent dinoflagellates working their hardest to out-perform the mighty Milky Way galaxy as it stretches high overhead. Just because you’re wondering; bioluminescent dinoflagellates are tiny single celled organisms that are sometimes known as fireflies of the sea and when amassed in a large bloom they’re often called the “Red Tide” as in daylight, they give the area a red hue while at night they put on a wonderful blue display along the coastline and along anything that they may interact with such as rocks, breaking waves, your feet, boats and kayaks and their paddles. See if you can spot some yourself and as always if you enjoy this image (how can you not?) make sure you check out more of Benjamin’s work.

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