Fluid Fragility - Buffy Redsecker

Algae Bloom 2

Isla Isabela, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, May 2005

Las Encantadas are indeed enchanting and on this occasion, enchanted! A red algae bloom in a lagoon on Isabela Island (on the path to the tortoise breeding center if you're familiar with the island) provided these two images. The color was mesmerizing as i'd never seen water that color before. Nor have i since.

Please note, these images are about 1/2 a stop under exposed to saturate the color, but that is all. The algae did the rest!

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