Daily Archives: 12 March 2007

Surf Phosphorescence in False Bay


Almost two weeks ago Michelle sent me a link to this article about phosphorescence in the waters of False Bay that was apparently related to the red tide we have had here for some weeks. She hoped that I would get some photographs of it and I meant to but things have been hectic and it was last evening before I got the chance to go out and take some photos of the setting sun and surf. The red tide seems to be almost gone so I had not expected to see any phosphorescence and was surprised when I started seeing the greenish blue glow in the surf as darkness fell. Sadly I had some difficulty focussing in the dark so this is one of the best shots I got. Still the slight blur adds some mood to the scene.

See other shots I took of the phenomenon.