Nature is amazingly beautiful. You never know when you are in for a surprise.
Like this surreal footage of dolphins swimming in bioluminescent waters captured by photographer Patrick Coyne in Newport Beach, California.
“Last night was truly one of the most magical nights of my life. Capt. Ryan of Newport Coastal Adventure invited me along to capture rare video of Dolphins swimming in bioluminescence. – by Patrick Coyne pic.twitter.com/Zjyul6qZCY— Todays California (@TodaysCali) April 24, 2020
Bioluminescence is light emitted by living organisms through chemical reactions in their bodies. The phenomenon is generally observed in marine organism.
Elaborating about his adventure, Patrick wrote:
Last night was truly one of the most magical nights of my life. Capt. Ryan of Newport Coastal Adventure invited me along to capture rare video of Dolphins swimming in bioluminescence.
He explained the entire incident in an Instagram post.
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Last night was truly one of the most magical nights of my life. Capt. Ryan @lawofthelandnsea of @newportcoastaladventure invited me along to capture rare video of Dolphins swimming in bioluminescence. The first time I saw this actually filmed was a few months back while watching a Night on Earth documentary on Netflix. The second I saw that footage it became a dream of mine to one day capture something similar and that’s exactly what we did. This was by far the most challenging video I’ve shot for a number of reason. For starters the bioluminescence has sweet spots to where it shows up and then fades away so while on the water it’s impossible to just find it. Not only that but actually finding any type of animal in pitch black is just so ridiculously hard. Conditions have to be absolutely perfect for the bioluminescence to show up and to have an animal swim through it so we can film it. On top of all that just trying to nail the focus at such a wide aperture with something moving in the water was a nightmare. We were out for a few hours and on our final stretch back we finally had 2 Dolphins pop up to start the incredible glowing show. A few minutes later and we were greeted by a few more which was insane. I’m honestly still processing this all and I can’t thank @newportcoastaladventure enough for having me out because without them none of this would be possible. Be sure to check our their edit from last night as well! I hope you all enjoy this video. ——————————————————————————— Shot on a Sony a7Sii with a Rokinon 35mm Cine DS T1.5 Len. Shutter speed: 1/50 Aperture T2 ISO 80,000
The footage has gone viral on the internet and people are finding it hard to believe.
Wow. That would be breathtaking.— k.d. lang (@kdlang) April 24, 2020
So beautiful! Nature is amazing.— Susan Padget (@s_padget) April 24, 2020
Granted, my emotions are a little raw right now, but this (literally) took my breath away for a moment and made my eyes well up. <3— Marian (@🏠) (@MarzapRussell) April 24, 2020
This looks like something out of Disney’s FANTASIA — utterly gorgeous.— Brett Nicholson (@aggiebrett) April 24, 2020
Thx for posting
That is so cool. It would of been magical to be there in person.— Beth – 🎠🎠🎠 (@chachibird69) April 24, 2020
What a treat nature is giving us!