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This glistening beach is not part of a magical Disney or Pixar sequence – it’s actually a perfectly natural occurrence.

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Captured on a beach in the Maldives by taiwanese photographer William Ho, this dots of light are caused by micoscopic organism called BIOLUMINESCENT PHYTOPLANKTON, or Lingulodinuim Polyedrum for the scientifically inclined.

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Photocredit: William Ho on Flickr