Waves off the California coast form incredible patterns of blue-green light as the bioluminescent algae glows during a red tide.
This is a close-up of the bioluminescent algae as it lights up the waves off the San Diego coast. The algae, or red tide, has bloomed in prior years, but I never saw multiple waves break and luminesce at the same time, usually it was just one wave very far out from shore which also made photography difficult.
I'm mesmerized by the patterns and shapes the algae make in the water. It's as if they are a message — sometimes I see shapes, other times they seem like brush strokes in a foreign language. I spent a few hours here shooting and watching this specific scene.
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