The water lights up blue because of ostracod crustaceans. It’s a bit of a mystery as to why these tiny creatures glow, it might be to be to lure bigger predators to eat the creatures that would eat the ostracods, or perhaps to lure a mate. Whatever the reason, it looks amazing. You can see the waves light up as they lap the beach, but also around swimmers or even your footsteps in the sand.
The Taiwanese photographer Will Ho took some amazing photos on the beaches of the Maldives, the blue light underneath the starry skies create an image that’s almost out of this world.