There are many marvelous sights captured by photographers throughout the world and one photographer from Co Kerry may have taken one that is up there with the very best.
The photographer named Vincent Hyland captured this amazing photograph along the shores of Derrynane this week. The amazing photo apparently shows a rare natural phenomenon which is caused by bioluminescent plankton who emit a luminous light.
The photographer and app developer told the Irish Independent: “Conditions were perfect,” “There was a north east wind across Derrynane’s long beach, stiff enough to raise the swell and bring crashing waves to the beach front. Waves are needed to ‘excite’ the plankton, which in turn emit light in their millions.”
Mr Hyland also explained how he planned to take a perfect photo of the rare phenomenon, Vincent told the newspaper that he purposely waded into the water so that he could set up his tripod at chest height and then waited for the perfect moment to capture the scene after the Plankton gathered around his feet.
Mr Hyland said: “I lined it up at midnight,” he says. “I wanted the beam of the Bull Rock lighthouse to backlight Two Headed Island. I also wanted to capture the expanse of the bay, Abbey Island on the right and Reenaratha (Lambs Head) on the left.” “Before I pressed down for the shutter to open I waited for the right combination of waves. I counted in my head and like magic everything appeared in front of me.”
Mr Hyland finished by saying it was a” great experience.”