I had just sat down to relax after a long hike when my phone started buzzing. Reports from my fellow “bio hunters” came flooding in that Tindall’s Beach (Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast) was glowing blue. This was unusual as normally bioluminescence is only present during the warmer summer months and post a major storm. Neither of these had occurred. But seeing the bioluminescence being captured on smartphones (which is normally near impossible) I knew it was worth my time to drop everything and make the made dash up there.
I made the right call, the show was spectacular with the entire beach lit up. With my new lens, I managed to capture (for the first time) the vivid blue algae on video. My pictures and video were shared across global media.