"Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes"
Photographer: Phil Hart
This images would be cool enough if they were some kind of artistic fabrication, but the fact that they're real photographs is nothing short of amazing. Capturing more than one brand of nocturnal illumination, photographer Phil Hart
snapped thiese at Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia, displaying both the cosmic light above the water and the bioluminescent algae below.
Judging from his gallery, Hart has been shooting these bioluminescent protists for a few years now, since wildfires in Victoria that began in 2006
set off a mulit-year chain reaction in the local ecosystem that eventually led to these _Noctiluca scintillans algae _thriving in the Gippsland Lakes.
Hart tells the full story
) of his fascination with and capturing of these bioluminescent organisms on his website
) , which is highly recommend to check out if not for the back story then for the impressive collection of biologically (and astronomically) pretty pics.Quote credits go to Clay Dillow