It’s such an unbelievable site, you might believe these images weren leaked from Avatar 2.
Nature never ceases to amaze us with its hidden beauties. Though we don’t get to see much of it since we get lost in the struggles of our daily lives, the internet thankfully quenches our curiosity.
Of course, one can never compare witnessing volcanic lighting with their eyes to seeing the northern lights in a picture, but without these astonishing photographs, we would all have to quite our jobs and travel the world full-time. That actually doesn’t sound too bad, actually…
Even if you were to start traveling, some of these events are so rare that chances are you won’t get to see them even if you were to plan everything to the most minute detail. Luck is what you need, and luck is what Patrick Coyne had, as he received a call from a friend , alerting him about the red tide.
A red tide basically brings a chance of bioluminescent activity with it. Bioluminescence is the natural act of emitting a neon-ish light by living organisms, as a way of communicating, defending themselves, or attracting mates. And when it happens in pitch-black water, it creates a mystical sight to see.
And that’s what Coyne was blessed to have witnessed when he got to the harbor.
There were dolphins swimming in bioluminescent waters, which gave them have a TRON-like turquoise glow. The talented photographer also returned to the scene a few days later to get even better shots.
“After finding out about the red tide, I went down to Newport to initially film the waves crashing and then later ended up getting the dolphin footage with whale watching company Newport Coastal Adventure who took me out on a private ride to specifically go capture footage of the dolphins,” added Coyne.
Considering shooting videos and taking pictures at night is one of the hardest things to do with a camera, we’re very fortunate Patrick isn’t your regular old hobby photographer. If you think the view is fantastic, imagine how much more beautiful it would be to see it live.
Though Coyne makes it look easy, what happened in the videos could actually be considered as a once in a lifetime event. Bioluminescence is one of the rarest occurrences in the wild. In this case, not only did it happen near a shore, but Coyne was also lucky enough to live close to the sight.
Well, he probably used all of his luck for this occurrence and will probably never win the lottery for the remaining of his life but some could argue it was all worth it. After all, memories are the only thing that matters and even all the money in the world would not be able to buy this experience.