Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu¬†focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons¬†explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji and other coasts around Japan, the Philippines and Maldives. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms. More