What is a beach? Well, it is a place where the land and water meet, a place where there is often lots of sand or rock, depending on the composition of the area. There could also be lots of trees, usually palm trees, and other types of foliage.
At night, the beaches are dark, the sand darker in color unless there are lights provided by the resort or a huge full moon.
Now, what if we tell you that there exists a beach whose sands turn magical at night? A place where you can see the stars, perhaps, mirrored on the coast. It is a place where you can step on the stars yet not be lost in space! Truly amazing and unbelievable? Well, check out the following photos taken by honeymooner Will Ho who found this stunning beach in Maldives one windy night.
The sands of the magical beach appear to glow as brightly as the stars, making you think that there was, somehow, a mirror placed on the coast or this was merely a photoshopped image.
As honeymooners go, Ho created hearts using the magical sand – but is it really sand? Experts say “no”. The glowing blue matter is not made of stars or fairy dust but is actually millions of phytoplanktons with bioluminescence properties. They emit the glow when agitated – and Ho had managed to visit the beach during one particularly windy night.
With the strong winds causing big waves to crash on the shore, the agitated phytoplanktons began emitting their magical glow, making the beach come alive and look like it was the sky, instead.
The trail of blue was truly magical. He must have been so lucky to be at the beach at the right moment – and carrying a camera along!
The lights were 100% authentic, no camera tricks, no photoshopped image – and the magical lights were truly alive!
…and no! You are not looking at photos from James Cameron’s Avatar film. This is not in the legendary Pandora but a beach in Maldives – on Earth!
It is so beautiful that it takes your breath away. Amazingly, it is not a dreamland, not a fantasyland but it is easy to dream and believe in fairies in such a magical setting.