At midnight, all around was dark, but each crash of the waves at a famous surfing beach created an eerie blue flash - caught on camera by a photographer who had a camera ready to capture the strange phenomenon.
Steve Skinner visited the beach especially for the sight, caused by algae in the water at Swami's.When the waves crash it causes the algae to give off a flash of blue light - called bioluminescence - as the millions of organisms are disturbed
The amazing images were snapped at midnight by photographer Steve Skinner who visited the beach especially for the sight
Part of the sea was illuminated a stunning shade of blue due to a natural phenonemon called algae bloom
When the waves crash it causes the algae to give off a flash of blue light - called bioluminescence - as the millions of organisms are disturbed
Steve, 43, from Carlsbad, California, said: ¿It is a popular phenomenon and people go see it especially whenever it happens.