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DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Caustic rays produced by sunlight below the surface of seawater. The rippled surface of the water acts like many small lenses, focussing the light into beams. In optics, a caustic or caustic network is the envelope of light rays reflected or refracted by a curved surface or object, or the projection of that envelope of rays on another surface. These curved surfaces act like assymetric lenses focussing the light rays into constantly changing patterns.
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