This incredible natural phenomenon is something I thought I’d have to travel halfway round the world to witness, but I was lucky enough to see this in Wales!
As a defence mechanism, bioluminescent plankton (Noctiluca scintillans) emit light when they are disturbed, creating this beautiful sight when caught in the waves. It’s thought that the light startles and confuses predators, but can also alert other predators higher up the food chain that it is under attack!
I even took a little dip in the water and it was by far one of my favourite wildlife encounters, it felt like something out of a Disney movie! Thanks to @bentutton for reminding me that this was around, it was definitely worth missing a few hours of sleep! 😍