“kids, your aunt robin never became a pole-vaulter, but she did become a famous journalist, a successful businesswoman, a world traveller. she was even briefly a bullfighter— that’s a funny story, i’ll get to that one later. but there’s one thing your aunt robin never was: she was never alone.”
Doug Perrine captured these stunning photographs in the Maldives. The particular location (Vaadhoo Island) has a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton. Bioluminescence is a natural chemical reaction which occurs when a micro-organism in the water reacts with oxygen. When washed ashore by the tides, the phytoplankton’s chemical energy is turned into light energy, illuminating the waves.