Some photographs are so good it’s hard to believe they’re real, and that is definitely the case with Fefo Bouvier‘s photograph of the Milky Way hovering above a glowing strip of Noctiluca bioluminescence in the Atlantic Ocean.
The photograph was taken June 27, 2014 at Barra de Valizas, Uruguay, home to one of the darkest skies in the world and an astrophotographer’s dream. It was captured using a Canon 60D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, with the lens set at 18mm and f/3.5 and the camera set to snap a 15s exposure at ISO 6400.
According to the description on EPOD, bioluminescence like this is not uncommon along the Uruguayan coast, but it’s rarely quite so brilliant. Add in the incredible positioning of the Milky Way and the fact that someone skilled enough to capture it all in one frame was there with a camera, and you have a truly rare spectacle of a photograph.
Image credits: Photograph by Fefo Bouvier and used with permission