Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. The famous group of islands are known for being a heaven on Earth. But Vaadhoo Island has a lot of surprises, that are revealed at night.
The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
Photography: Adam Plezer, Osamu Shimomura, Doug Perrine