Turquoise green seas are spectacular from the air. This shot taken at Middelton Beach emphasises the brilliant colour of the water. The colour of the ocean is determined by the relationship between incident of light and substances or particles in the water. When light hits the surface different colours are absorbed. Apparent colour is the colour of the whole water sample and consists of colour from both dissolved and suspended components. The light turquoise blue colour is caused by weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum. In water, absorption is strong in the red and weak in the blue, thus red light is absorbed quickly in the ocean leaving blue.
Location - Middleton Beach, Albany, Western Australia
Aspect Shown - Square
Product Code - FP17151S