Glowing blue objects turning up on Toyama beach - these are firefly squids who spend their days in the deep Pacific Ocean only to go hunting near the ocean’s surface when the sun goes down. The reason for their blue glow resembling a new streetlight is bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction inherent in some animals that cause them to generate light such as these guys’ namesake, the firefly.Source: Livedoor Drazuli (Japanese) Firefly Squid Museum: Website (Japanese)
Multnomah Moment - My sister met up with me in the gorge for a couple of day hikes. We stopped at the popular Multnomah Falls to capture a memoriable Autumn moment. The inspiration behind this shot came from Northwest Photographer Darren White.