Red Tide in San Diego, 2020

Currently, we’re seeing a “red tide” algae bloom in San Diego. It’s a bit smelly and awful looking in the daytime (it smells of rotting trash and the ocean has a brownish color), but at night, when the breaking waves agitate the algae, they give off a somewhat eerie, blue glow, which is quite mesmerizing.

I previously photographed the red tide in San Diego in 2011. In 2020, it coincides with a full moon, which made for interesting photos, albeit not the ones I had envisioned – it was all in all too bright to see more details of the faint blue bioluminsescent glow.

♥️ Liked it? ♥️

With a one-time donation or a subscription (starting at just $1/month), you help me as an independent artist and freelancer. I also offer affordable small & medium size prints, beautiful folio sets, and open-edition fine art prints, in my print-on-demand store. THANKS!

Previous: April 2020 End Notes

Next: Finding a River

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.