Seascape: A magical night, bioluminescent algae

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MVDH
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Seascape: A magical night, bioluminescent algae
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Last night I photographed bioluminescent algae (Noctiluca scintillans) for the first time. It was truly magical, the blue light created by the algea is simply stunning and great fun to photograph. I was shooting from sunset until almost sunrise and simply couldn't stop.

I have seen this before in Asia during travel, but never realized this can be experienced as well in summertime on my own backyard (within a hour drive from my home).

These photos are taken at the North sea beach near Domburg in The Netherlands.

I can´t wait to go back another night, I have some great photo idea´s to try out. Night photography is soo much fun..

I hope you like my pictures, feel free to share any comments.

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bflood Senior Member • Posts: 2,168
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Very cool. You've documented a really interesting phenomenon, but I especially like #3. It's a wall hanger.

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jaggedhorizon Senior Member • Posts: 2,730
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Wow, amazing phenomenon and some excellent shots! Near Domburg?? I want to drive over next weekend!

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Chuvarsky
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Beautiful, stunning pictures!

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MrSee
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Very nice!

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