Meteor Streaks Across the Sky during a Bioluminescent Red Tide

I've been shooting the periodic local "red tides"—massive aggregations of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra that glow neon blue in response to movement—for decades now. The spring 2020 red tide was one of the strongest in years, however most of us missed the majority of it because of the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions. I was finally able to get out and shoot during the last weekend before the red tide decomposed and lucked into this shot. I had planned to shoot the setting moon at about 3 AM, and it so happened that just before the moon set a great line of bioluminescence fired from a set of breaking waves at the same time that a meteor flashed across the sky! Usually when something like that happens you've gotten to enjoy that moment, but you weren't actually taking a photo just then. Happily, this time I was!

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