UK

Bioluminescence On The Shore Of Vaadhoo Island In The Maldives (PICTURES)

20/01/2014 12:41 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

It’s Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

While the basis of this claim is dubious (in fact, its just a gimmick by a travel company aiming to nudge you into booking a winter blues-alleviating holiday), it’s still looking pretty crappy out there in old Blighty.

So unless a holiday is on the cards, let’s sit back and pretend we’re somewhere else.

SEE ALSO: New Zealand's Bewitching Glow-Worm Caves (PICTURES)

Somewhere warm and magical… somewhere like Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, for instance.

These stunning photos show a brilliant blue glow known as bioluminescence, which is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton.

To us, it simply looks like heaven. Yes, yes and thrice yes.

PHOTOS: BIOLUMINESCENCE AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY