While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton. These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated.
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 from Vaadhoo 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.
There are several bioluminescent bays to visit in Puerto Rico, but Mosquito Bay, on the small island of Vieques, is your brightest choice (it even earned a nod in the Guinness Book of World Records). Bioluminescent plankton in the water light up when they’re disturbed, giving the bay an ethereal glow that intensifies around passing boats and swimmers.
Maldives is a paradise on earth. You will probably find this destination on the bucket list of sun worshippers and honeymooners of the world. It has innumerable coral islands carrying incredible beauty that are worthy of praise. One such island is the Vadhoo Island, where it’s produced a natural chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which occurs when a micro-organism in the water is disturbed by oxygen. The mos...http://www.tripelonia.com/headline/sea-of-stars-vadhoo-island-maldives/69