Pho­tog­ra­pher sees the light

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

WED­NES­DAY’S health warn­ing for seafood caught at Min­darie Ma­rina gave a Kings­ley res­i­dent a glow­ing photo op­por­tu­nity.

Sarah Louise Horn cap­tured pho­tos of bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cence in the shal­lows on the north­ern side of the ma­rina last week.

“I’ve been try­ing to find bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cence in WA for the last two years since I had a brief en­counter around Two Rocks,” she said.

Mrs Horn said she did a web search af­ter read­ing about the health warn­ing at the ma­rina on Novem­ber 21.

“I found out it is one of the types that glows at night and got quite ex­cited,” she said.

“When I got there I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes; fish were jump­ing and swim­ming around, cre­at­ing bright blue splashes.

“I ran down to the beach and my foot­prints started glow­ing. Mother na­ture sure can put on some good shows and this was one of them.

“I grabbed my cam­era and set it up how I would take pho­tos of light­ning and the pic­tures turned out ex­actly how I wanted.”

She took a bot­tle home that still glows at night.

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