Constellations Orion and Gemini, Canis Major and Canis Minor, rise in the unspoiled sky, far from light pollution.
A panorama of a star- and planet-filled sky in the pre-dawn hours over Lake Annette in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
Night sky above moonlit erosional landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park, California.
Winter stars in Orion and Canis Major are photographed in a fisheye view from a 2500-year old structure in Iran.
Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
Timelapse video: Moments after the midnight residents of the Austrian Alps celebrate the new year.
A moonlit night in a pine forest of La Palma, Canary Islands. The southern star Canopus is near the horizon.
Imaging in a starry winter night of Alborz Mountains.
Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
The night sky has much more than could be viewed with the naked-eye. Left is a "normal" all-sky image and right is a deep view on H-alpha.
Stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appear above Alborz Mountain range.
Moonlight on the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Bright star Sirius and Mt. Teide in Tenerife are on the right.
Moonlight illuminates the Atlantic Ocean as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, appears on the right.
Moments after the midnight residents of the Austrian Alps celebrate the new year 2014 by launching fireworks from every village.
In this starry fall night of Nepal, stars in Orion and Canis Major trails above Indreshwar Temple in Panauti during this several-hour exposure.
A moonlit night at 5000 meters high on Andes. The foreground is an icy forest of penitentes; thin spikes of hardened snow or ice.
The winter Milky Way along constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus, appear over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
In a moonlit winter night of Brittany, France, stars of the constellations Orion and Canis Major appear on the right over the southwest.
In a moonlit winter night of Hungary, stars of constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor appear above an ancient castle ruins.
Venus and Jupiter shine in the night sky of historic Saint Thaddeus monastery, a World Heritage Site in the northwest Iran.
The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
Bright stars of constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France.
The young moon appears below a pair of bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, in this early spring evening in Turkey.
Bright winter stars approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France, over powerful beams of a lighthouse.
The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
The Moon and the Milky Way sets in over the Pinnacles natural structures in Nambung National Park of Western Australia.
Starry sky appear above a traditional village house in Alamut, Iran.
Stars of the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog, appear over the moonlit winter landscape of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
A clear winter night in the valley of Alamut. Far from major cities the sky above this historic valley shows its natural darkness and beauties.
Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and its related constellation Canis Major (the big dog) stand above Bavarian Alps.
A sky photographer enjoys a starry winter night. Bright stars of Orion, Canis Major, Taurus, and Auriga, and the band of the Milky Way are captured.
The Milky Way and bright stars of Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, and Gemini shine above a tomb of a Mayan king in Tikal, Guatemala.
Sirius, the brightest star of our night sky, appears through the passing clouds above an ancient Mayan temple in Tikal, Guatemala.
With the rotation of the Earth, stars over the southern horizon trail in the sky, including the constellation Canis Major and bright star Sirius.
In a winter moonlit night of central Iran, Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, shine through the ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
A group of TWAN photographers with an army of photo equipment enjoy the starry sky of Semnan Desert, Iran.
In a clear night of autumn a small camp fire has illuminated the colorful leaves.
A meteor streak over the southern horizon while stars of constellation canis Major including Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, shine above ruins near the histroic city of Damghan.
Photographed from the top of 3600-meter Mount Gargash, stars of Orion and Canis Major rise above Zagros Mountains of Iran during this 4-hour exposure.
Stars of the Winter Hexagon rise in a dark night of Alborz Mountains. The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are visible through the passing clouds.
In this 5-hour accumulated exposure from a mountainous village in Iran stars of constellations Orion and Canis Major trail in the sky as the Earth rotates.
Canis Major and other constellations of winter nights (in the northern hemisphere) display some of the most beautiful star clusters.
In a winter mountain night of Nagano prefecture in Japan, stars of Taurus (upper right), Orion, and Canis Major surrounds a beautiful lunar halo.
The night sky is part of our nature, a heritage for all humanity to respect and to enjoy its majestic beauty.
As this clear spring night arrives, stars shine above flowered fruit trees of villages in in Alborz Mountains.
Bright moonlight at Lake Balaton in Hungary. Winter constellation Orion and Canis Major are visible on the right side and Planet Mars at the upper edge.
Using a tripod and digital SLR camera (a basic equipment) an astrophotographer captures beauties of the cosmos above the horizon of planet Earth.
Constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor rise in the night sky of the magnificent Indreshwar wooden temple in Nepal.
Stars of Gemini, the Twins, Orion, the Hunter, and Canis Major, the Big Dog, are photographed during the Geminid meteor shower.
Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, rise above Bhaktapur, a World Heritage site of temples and monuments in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Colorful stars of Orion and Canis Major trail above desert landscape of central Iran in this three-hour photographic exposure.
Moonlight illuminates this night-scape of Wave Rock; one of Australia's most recognizable landforms located in the Western Australia.
Two meteors of the 2009 Geminid meteor shower are captured along with prominent constellations Orion and Canis Major.
The panoramic view from the cost of Normandy in western France extends from Canis Major and Orion to Bootes and Virgo.
This 360-degree panorama displays zodiacal light and the Milky Way in the early morning sky above a 17th century chapel in Brittany of France.
Winter constellations from Taurus to Orion and Canis Major sets above the symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji in this time-exposure image.
Moonlight illuminate a natural pond in Nagano prefecture of Japan.
In a moonlit night of Korea the stars circle of Orion and Canis Major trail above historic pagodas.
The TWAN photographer meets with a favorite tree in his regular astrophotography location.
In this multi-hour exposure from Dalsung in South Korea, a Buddhist temples is seen against startrails of Orion and Canis Major.
In a dark winter night, the Milky Way and prominent stars of Orion, Gemini, Canis Major and Minor, shine above Maranjab desert near the Great Salt Lake in central Iran.
In a clear winter night the river of the Milky Way flows above a lonely tree in Alamut Valley of Iran.
Stars of Orion and Canis Major (with Sirius, just above the monument) pass in the sky of southeastern Korea.
Constellation Canis Major shines above a rare scene in Southern California.
Taurus, Orion, and Canis Major line above Mount Fuji in Japan.
A shepherd dog is trying to mimic the figure of constellation Canis Major (the big dog) which shines above an old watch tower.
Winter constellations from Taurus to Orion and Canis Major with the dazzling star Sirius line above Mount Fuji.
The winter stars trail above a stone Buddha statue on Mount Hwawangsan in South Korea.
Comet Hyakutake is about to set on the very last night it was visible to the photographer.
Winter constellations, from Orion to Canis Major shine in early morning sky above the 2000-year old statues of Mount Nemrut in Turkey.
Celestial motion of Canis Major
Constellations of Orion and Canis Major set while the second quarter Moon rise above Miankaleh Peninsula near in Caspian Sea.
Stars of Winter Hexagon with all the prominent constellationss set above a small lake in Turkey.
Stars of Orion and Canis Major trail above a beautiful natural arch.
The deep blue morning twilight rise above Halemaumau crater of Hawaii.
Winter stars of Orion and Canis Major set over snow-covered scenery in a clear moonlight night of Alborz Mountains of Iran.
winter stars over the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Alborz Mountain Range
Winter stars over a mountain village in the Alborz mountain range
Graceful western horizon over a small pond in Turkey.
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