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.

5 responses to “Surf Phosphorescence in False Bay

  1. That is fantastic, thanks Steve.

  2. That is like some Sci Fi book cover!

  3. That’s an awesome pic, nice one dude!

  4. Hi Steve,
    Your ocean phosphorescence photos are great. I was wondering if I could use one of them for an article we are doing on the subject.
    Feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
    Thank you!

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