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a man standing in the ocean with bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounding him
July 27, 2015

Bioluminous Larak

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came across this luminous scene. The “magical lights of [the] plankton ... enchanted me so that I snapped the shot,” he writes. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
Photograph by Pooyan Shadpoor, National Geographic Your Shot

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