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Photographer, Mikhail Korostelev captured stunning glowing plankton on a winter excursion to South Africa. Mikhail Korostelev, from Moscow, took the images on holiday last winter when he visited South Africa.

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The pictures show millions of plankton that glow in the dark due to a chemical they release. Mikhail was invited by a friend to photograph the natural phenomenon and initially declined but said he soon changed his mind.

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Mikihail said: "At first I declined the invitation but when I saw the pictures on his Facebook feed I headed straight to Hermanus, just outside of Cape Town. "The first bay I went to was recommended by my friend but was too bright.

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"There was too much light from the nearby city and I could hardly see the glowing effect so I travelled further down the coast to find a darker place. "Finally I found a place with a watch tower, that I think was specially made to watch the sharks. "I moved to 2 or 3 different places to get a better view."

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The mathematician, who owns an adventure agency said: "It's a totally majestic view. The glowing ocean under the starry skies. If I had chance I would definitely photograph it again."