Liquid Light Show

By: Alex Cherney


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Victoria - Australia

Spot: Wilsons Promontory National Park

Date: January 2013

Turn the speakers and watch this timelapse of stars and bioluminescence lights at the southern coastline of Australia. From the photographer: "in an earlier trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria I noticed a glimpse of bioluminescence in the surf. U returned there in January 2013 to photograph the phenomenon under stars. The blue surf started to appear when it became dark and it was amazing to see the blue sparkle as I walked in the water. The ghostly blue light is produced by small single-celled marine microorganisms called Noctiluca scintillans (commonly known as the Sea Sparkle) through a chemical reaction. It can be found all over the globe and particularly in areas of nutrient-rich waters. I could not resist adding Aurora Australis footage I took at Mornington Peninsula in October 2012 to create the natural Liquid Light Show." Alex Cherney,

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