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Milky Way Falls


Milky Way Falls

Taken Sept 23, 2019. Fresh water spouts into a perfect crescent cove off the coast of California. The Milky Way core, Jupiter and Mars hover in the background dwarfing everything in the scene, including the vast pacific ocean. 2 fishing boats out to sea illuminate the little bit of marine layer that so often blocks out the night sky. Fluorescent blue bioluminescence can be seen around the rock offshore due to the crashing waves agitating the tiny phytoplankton. Grateful to cross bioluminescence off of the photo-bucket-list!

Photographer: Tyler Lausten