July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

Bioluminous Larak

Photograph by Pooyan Shadpoor, National Geographic Your Shot

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came across this luminous scene. The “magical lights of [the] plankton ... enchanted me so that I snapped the shot,” he writes.

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13 comments
Martine Df
Martine Df

so beautiful!! i want to see this one day!

Vigdis Vatshaug
Vigdis Vatshaug

Amazing picture! We have bioluminescent water year round where we live in Costa Rica (close to Paquera in the Gulf of Nicoya). We go out on the water all the time at night, but we are having a very hard time taking good pictures of it. This picture is truly impressive - I know how hard it is to snap these shots!!!

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

Good shot..We have seen marvelous bioluminescence of Noctiluca  along the costs of Maldives. It is also something like that  

Farshad Tasaodian
Farshad Tasaodian

Nice shot Pooyan jaan! It clearly reflects the tranquility and peacefulness of Persian Gulf. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Wainohu
Peggy Wainohu

Looks weird but I don't think they are dangerous? Awesome Photo.


Suzanne Barnes
Suzanne Barnes

This is utterly beatiful; what an amazing shot!  And I have seen this myself, though not so brightly, on the shore of Pensacola Bay in northwest Florida one night back in the early 1980s.  It's an unforgettable thing, and very magical.

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