At night when the ocean is ink- black, photographers have learned to employ blue light and yellow filters to bring out the fluorescence of corals, sponges, mantis shrimp, anemones and even the eyes of fish. As these images show, the result is an unexpected visual delight.
Coral reefs are the greatest place to enjoy fluorescence, but even in sandy beaches by night you can find some fluorescence subjects like this sand lizzard fish (sinodus saurus). A closer crop creates a completely different view.
Scuba diving with whales, dolphins and sharks? Underwater photographer Darren Jew has photographed the planet’s landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his 30-year career – on mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean’s surface. We couldn't be more delighted to present a sample of his underwater photography!