A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
A mosaic photo from Nepal with the magnificent view to 7000-8000 meters Himalayan peaks of Annapurna Massif.
A small bridge in Campinho region of Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal
The luminous and colorful balls that sprinkle with magical sky of Dark Sky Alqueva in Portugal.
The Orion Nebula appears in a telephoto image on the backdrop of two stargazers on a hill-top.
Bright star Rigel and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
Orion, the Hunter rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
Two astrophotographers are imaging Orion Nebula.
This single exposure image of Orion brings out many sky wonders beyond human vision.
A single-exposure image of Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with 3 stars of Orion Belt.
Stretching high into the starry sky the conical glow is sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system plane.
A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
Stars of the Orion's Belt and the Orion Nebula are framed by trees.
The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
The deep wide-angle view made with a special filter to reduce sky glow includes Orion and Comet Lovejoy.
Nebulae in constellation Orion are photographed in a singe exposure telephoto image from the Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
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.
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the best annual sky shows. This is a composite result of photos taken during about 2 hours of the shower peak.
Above lights of suburb Innsbruck, a meteor streaks the sky during the Geminid Meteor shower. The red cloud over the mountains is the Orion Nebula.
Using a tracking mount to follow the stars, this view frames a part of Orion through a window in the ruins of an ancient castle in Sweden.
The glory of the southern sky as photographed in the Australian outback, above the Kata Tjuta National Park.
The night sky appear over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson, some 70 km away.
Stars and nebulae of constellations Orion and Monoceros are photographed above the Large Binocular Telescope in the southern Arizona.
Southern Milky Way from Orion and Taurus to the Southern Cross and Centaurus. In the center of this deep exposure the Gum nebula is visible.
Stars of Orion set over a river in the Yosemite National Park of California.
The starry sky is photographed over ruins of a castle in Vallentuna, Sweden.
A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed from the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
This can be a night view from an alien world in another planetary system. The panoramic image displays the bizarre view of Mono Lake in California.
A bright meteor appears in the early morning sky.
Timelapse video: Sky in motion above the Southern Ocean.
A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed in this single-exposure image from Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
This heavenly red lotus is the Great Carina Nebula rising above 5,778 m Chiliques volcano in the Chilean Altiplano.
In the absolute darkness of Atacama Desert the Milky Way in the southern constellation Carina is photographed above the road to Cerro Aramzones.
Carina Nebula, a famous deep sky object of southern sky, rises about one degree over the southern horizon of Canary Islands.
This panoramic view during the peak night of Geminid meteor shower has captured three meteors and the rich beauty of the winter Milky Way.
Stars of Orion rise high in the winter sky while Sirius, the brightest star of our night-time, just appears above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
This single exposure image, made by a camera on a tracking mount, displays a classic view of the Orion Nebula (M42).
If our eyes were more sensitive to light and if they were able to realize colors at dark we would see stunning starry views as shown in this image.
Colorful startrails over the remains of 1600-year old palace of Sasan in Sarvestan, southern Iran.
Starry sky above the spectacular Iguaçu Falls and national park at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey.
Colorful stars of Orion and Canis Major trail above desert landscape of central Iran in this three-hour photographic exposure.
Time-lapse video: about two dozen meteors are captured in motion during the 2009 Geminid Meteor Shower.
A bright shooting star of Geminid Meteor Shower strikes the sky near Sirius, the brightest star of our night-time.
Time-lapse video: While stars of Orion, the Hunter, and the great Orion Nebula rise above Himalaya, the moonset shades the mountains in darkness.
The prominent stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, rise above a village road in Alamut Valley of Iran.
Stars of the constellation Orion, the hunter, rise above winter landscape.
Stars of northern hemisphere winter nights rise above a lonely cottage near Dal River in Hedesunda, Sweden.
An early January winter night in Swedish Mountains.
Gems of winter sky as photographed from the dark shores of Mediterranean Sea in Patara Beach, southern Turkey.
Prominent stars of constellation Orion rise in a winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains, Iran.
Stars of Orion's belt and the patchy colorful cloud of Orion Nebula is captured in the background of a historic tower in Lut Desert of Iran.
Bright winter stars and a passing meteor above Arches National park.
Recorded in a December night, the entertaining panorama covers 210 degrees from the northern to the southern horizon.
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