Sparkle Motion

The bioluminescent algae Noctiluca scintillans is also known as "sea sparkle" because of its magical appearance. These dinoflagellates become illuminated when they are disturbed by motion in the water — whether it’s the result of natural waves or a fish swimming by. The above romantic “light display” was created by the photographer moving an object through the water in a heart shape.

Credit: ArtTomCat | shutterstock

Sparkle Motion

The bioluminescent algae Noctiluca scintillans is also known as "sea sparkle" because of its magical appearance. These dinoflagellates become illuminated when they are disturbed by motion in the water — whether it’s the result of natural waves or a fish swimming by. The above romantic “light display” was created by the photographer moving an object through the water in a heart shape.

Credit: ArtTomCat | shutterstock