The bioluminescence phenomenon used to be a feature even of west coast Florida shores way back when I worked out of Miami, though not in the density one sees here; one cannot say today given the intense populating and industrialization of the areas whether it still exists. It is rather nice to see. This image is quite nice even though you did not take it with the D4 (wow, super camera).
outshines this, tremendously beautiful images there, I must say, well done. Maybe I should consider the D4. Upper end Nikons are really remarkable.
I lived in China (PRC) many years, look forward to your reflections on the blog through your peregrinations in Taiwan, a place I hope to visit in a couple of years in my retirement. In the last 15 years I was mostly inland in Asia and there is not much bioluminescence there <chortle> - and I did manage to place a number of images from some of my trips across National Georgaphic, perhaps I may share some (example, Gobi Desert, Silk Road places, etc.).
I rather enjoy your images here, Death Valley through Taipei via Santa Monica, and all points in between, well done.