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Olive Garden

A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Cap Rock Fireball

The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Annapurna Sky

A mosaic photo from Nepal with the magnificent view to 7000-8000 meters Himalayan peaks of Annapurna Massif.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Orion over Hyrcanian Forest

A 180-degree winter night panorama in Hyrcanian forest under moonlight.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Southern View of Orion

Constellation Orion rises with the Moon at White Lady camp, central Namibia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Bridge to Andromeda Galaxy

A small bridge in Campinho region of Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal
by:
Miguel Claro




A Christmas Tree Adorned with Stars

The luminous and colorful balls that sprinkle with magical sky of Dark Sky Alqueva in Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Orion Framed by Clouds

Orion is framed by fasting moving clouds in a winter night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion Nebula and Stargazers

The Orion Nebula appears in a telephoto image on the backdrop of two stargazers on a hill-top.
by:
P-M Heden




Fireball Glory

A fireball flashes in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Sliding Down

A winterscape with Orion, and Venus in Taurus in the evening sky, between Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky on Fire

The night sky over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Asteroid Dust from Hawaii

The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Orionid Meteor Shower (composite)

The 2015 Orionid meteor shower in October captured from Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Sky at Nautical Twilight

The Milky Way, Mars, and Saturn, are photographed at the nautical twilight from a Himalayan lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Gems of the Winter Sky

Gems of the winter sky above the landscape of Mount Emei, a world mixed cultural and natural heritage in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Starry Night of Gokyo

Starry night of Gokyo, a Sherpa village in Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Jeff Dai




Bolivia Moonlit Night

A moonlit night of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Gateway to Ocean

Orion, Gemini, and bright star Sirius rises above an iconic Torii in Oarai coast of Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Yosemite Perseids (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower captured above the world-known Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Tapolca Basin Winter Nightscape

Gemini and Orion rise above cloud- covered Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Orion Fights the Bull above Lofoten

The sharp cliffs of the Lofoten Archipelago under the winter sky
by:
Alex Conu




Rigel and Orion Nebula

Bright star Rigel and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Hunter

Orion, the Hunter rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Star Trails Through Turret Arch

The photo sequence shows a long exposure image of star trails above Utah's Arches National Park. Stars of Orion are visible through the Turret Arch.
by:
Alan Dyer




Orion Over the Snowy Hoodoos

Orion rising behind the iconic Hoodoos on Highway 10 east of Drumheller, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Planets and Stars over Lake Annette

A panorama of a star- and planet-filled sky in the pre-dawn hours over Lake Annette in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Imaging Orion

Two astrophotographers are imaging Orion Nebula.
by:
Jeff Dai




Orion Over and Under Tibet

This single exposure image of Orion brings out many sky wonders beyond human vision.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mount Jampayang at Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn over Mt. Jampayang.
by:
Jeff Dai




Guard of Honor

The night sky over a Buddhist shrine in Yunnan province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Geminid Meteor over Nepal

Above lights of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Nepal, a meteor streaks the sky next to the stars of Orion.
by:
Jeff Dai




A Pair at the Horizon

Orion and Gemini rise above lights of Bursa in this summer morning view. But there is more that.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Badacsony Winter Sky

Constellation Orion rises above cloud- covered Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Wolf Moon and Frozen Lake

The bright Wolf Moon (the full moon in January) shines on the frozen Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Valley of Stars

Orion and bright star Capella above a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Paranal Residencia and Southern Constellations

Astronomers residency, built under the surface, in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile, like a human base on another planet.
by:
Miguel Claro




Nebula Rising

A single-exposure image of Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with 3 stars of Orion Belt.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Night in Iceland

After three nights waiting at the place, the night sky cleared up in southeast Iceland over the country`s highest mountain.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Zodiacal Light before Dawn

Stretching high into the starry sky the conical glow is sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system plane.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Gegenschein Over Chile

A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Geminid Meteors over Chile (photo composite)

From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes

Panoramic view of the night sky over Cerro Paranal during a total lunar eclipse.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Tihany at Dusk

Venus in conjunction with Pleiades star cluster in Taurus.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Shadow Oasis in Alentejo

The colored stars from the winter constellation of Orion (right)and the planet Jupiter.
by:
Miguel Claro




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Night of a Nightscape Photographer

A nightscape photographer imaging in a starry winter night with Sirius and constellation Orion in the sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Orion Nebula and Belt Stars

Stars of the Orion's Belt and the Orion Nebula are framed by trees.
by:
P-M Heden




Sultan Stars

The moon and winter stars with Pleiades and constellation above Sultan Garhi tomb in Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Grand Canyon Starry Autumn Night

The Milky Way in a starry autumn night is arched above the Grand Canyon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle Stargazer

A stargazer observes the winter sky through a pair of binocular, from ruins of a Castle in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Two Planets Tightly Paired

The two brightest planets in the Earth sky, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a tight conjunction at dawn.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter Sky

This black & white image of the winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Beavers Sky

Night at the bank of Dal river in Sweden. A fallen tree, cut by beavers to build a dam, is in the foreground.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Stars and a Little Green Fuzzball

This wide-field image of the winter sky has captured the little green halo of comet Lovejoy.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Orion and Gemini over Himachal Pradesh

Orion and Gemini rise above lights of Shimla, a town on Himalayan slopes of northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Comet Lovejoy in a Winter Sky

The deep wide-angle view made with a special filter to reduce sky glow includes Orion and Comet Lovejoy.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Winter Evening All Sky View

This all-sky view (full dome) has captured a winter evening on the slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way Above Ka Lae

The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Death Valley Starscape

Night sky above moonlit erosional landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Panau Nui Nightscape

The Winter Milky Way over a Petroglyph field boardwalk in the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Moonlit Lapland

In a timelapse video from northern Finland the moonlight gently shines on snow-covered trees.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Lava Sky

The night sky at the break of dawn over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Cube of Zoroaster

Winter stars in Orion and Canis Major are photographed in a fisheye view from a 2500-year old structure in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sierra Night

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Winter Sky and the Persian Gulf Heritage

The winter stars as seen in a moonlit night of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Moonlit Night in the Pyrenees

On this long exposure photo on a film frame, winter stars trail westward in a moonlit night over Mount Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Starry Aureoles

Rising fog in this winter night of Hungary's Bakony Mountains has diffused stars to colorful aureoles.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Imaging under Winter Sky

Imaging in a starry winter night of Alborz Mountains.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Starry Moment in a Tropical Paradise

Nightscape of the Haleakala National Park, in the coastal area of Maui, an island of Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mount Nemrut and Canopus

On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Orion Nebula and the Horsehead

Nebulae in constellation Orion are photographed in a singe exposure telephoto image from the Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tapolca Basin Spring Nightscape

Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Taj Mahal Star Trails

Stars of Orion sets in the sky of Agra, over Taj Mahal.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Alamut Winter Sky

Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Night Sky in H-alpha

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Stars above Alborz

Stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appear above Alborz Mountain range.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Spring Land Winter Sky

Prominent stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appears over a field of early blooming Narcissus flowers in Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Stairs to Heavens

Prominent stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appears over a stairway in Izu Peninsula at the eastern coast of Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Desert Night Fireworks

Fireworks over sand dunes of Dasht-e Kavir; a vast desert in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Moonlit Amboseli

A moonlit night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya. On the left prominent figures of constellation Orion and Taurus rise over the east.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Geminid Meteors over Teide Volcano (composite)

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.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Orion Rises above Alborz

The evening twilight ends over snow-covered Alborz Mountains from a village in the Haraz valley.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteor, Orion, and the Alps

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.
by:
Christoph Malin




Starry Autumn Night of Sierra Nevada

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Village

The northern lights waves over winter landscape of Canada. Constellation Orion appear in the middle and the Pleiades star cluster is at the upper right.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Analog Nightscape

Bright stars of constellation Orion appear in the sky during this 2-hour exposure that has captured star trails on a single film frame.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Alborz Star Trails

Stars trail over the winter nightscape of a village in the Alborz Mountains of Iran in a 3-hour exposure photograph on film.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Stars over the Canaries

The bright winter stars photographed in a moonlit night of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Star Trails over Paranal Observatory

Colorful stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, are rising in this time-exposure image from the European Southern Observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Constellations over New Zealand

The constellations of the Southern Hemisphere sky shine over moonlit snowcapped mountains near Queenstown, New Zealand.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Night at Indreshwar Temple

In this starry fall night of Nepal, stars in Orion and Canis Major trails above Indreshwar Temple in Panauti during this several-hour exposure.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Window to the Horsehead

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.
by:
P-M Heden




Orionid Meteors Composite

Meteors are captured shooting out from the constellation Orion during the Orionids Meteor Shower in October.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Stars and Clouds of Wet Tropics

Jupiter dazzles in the dark sky of Queensland, Australia. Sirius and Canopus, the two brightest stars of our night time appear on the right.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Jupiter and Ayers Rock

The night sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Carina in the Australian Sky

The glory of the southern sky as photographed in the Australian outback, above the Kata Tjuta National Park.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bright Stars over Andes

A moonlit night at 5000 meters high on Andes. The foreground is an icy forest of penitentes; thin spikes of hardened snow or ice.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night in the Andes Ice Forest

This forest of snow and ice penitentes reflects moonlight shinning across the Chajnantor plateau.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Life on Planet Earth

The winter Milky Way along constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus, appear over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




360-degree Night Panorama of Kitt Peak

The night sky appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory in a 360-degree panoramic view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Ship Cemetery

In a moonlit winter night of Brittany, France, stars of the constellations Orion and Canis Major appear on the right over the southwest.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Southern Sky and Desert Landscape

The Milky Way from Orion (top) to the Southern Cross (at the horizon) appears over cacti in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Lights, Kitt Peak and Tucson

The night sky appear over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson, some 70 km away.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Universe

Stars and nebulae of constellations Orion and Monoceros are photographed above the Large Binocular Telescope in the southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky at Five Thousands Meters

From an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the night sky view from Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes is breathtaking in more ways than one.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Winter Blooms

Winter stars of Orion rising in the evening usually means a snowy landscape, but here in India it means it is time for the winter delicacy called Sarson.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Fading Beauty

At coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Spain, the Milky Way fades in to light of nearby city of Mazarron, Murcia.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Shooting Star of Cartagena

A bright meteor streaks the sky above La Bateria de Castillitos, a Spanish coastal fortress at Cape Tiñoso, near Cartagena, southeast Spain.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Glowing Ocean

Tiny single celled marine micro-organisms use a chemical reaction to produce electric blue glow under the starry Australian sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




Left by a Fireball

Timelapse video: Left by a super bright meteor (a fireball), ionized gas in our atmosphere still glowing hot after the meteoroid object entered the atmosphere.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dragon Meteor Cloud

Not an airplane contrail, not a rocket launch, nor a normal cloud! It's left by a super meteor (a fireball).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars over the Mountain Road

Constellations Orion (left) and Taurus and bright planet Jupiter is photographed in a clear winter night of Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




Lake Tahoe Moonlight

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Stars in the Lake

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way over Yosemite

The Milky Way from Cygnus (left) to Orion (right) is photographed over Yosemite valley in California, in a clear autumn night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Orion and Winter Triangle

In a moonlit winter night of Hungary, stars of constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor appear above an ancient castle ruins.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Castle Winter Night

In a moonlit winter night of Hungary, stars of Orion are photographed above an ancient castle in Veszprem county.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Jupiter and Winter Stars

Planet Jupiter in Taurus (top) and stars of Orion (right) and Gemini (left) appear in the night sky of Death Valley National park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Tykky Nightscape

Orion, Taurus and Jupiter appears in a moonlit night of Riisitunturi National park in northern Finland.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Orion over El Castillo

Orion rises over El Castillo, the central pyramid at Chichén Itzá, one of the great Mayan centers on the Yucatán peninsula.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Southern Milky Way and Gum Nebula

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.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




From Home to the Universe

A dream of every amateur astronomer, an observatory some feet away from your bedroom!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Tahoe Starry Night

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Stellar Line Up

A stone chapel under a myriad of stars and the brightest planets highlight this view from Lake Tekapo Starlight Reserve on New Zealand's South Island.
by:
Alex Cherney




St. Thaddeus Winter Night

Venus and Jupiter shine in the night sky of historic Saint Thaddeus monastery, a World Heritage Site in the northwest Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Svalbard Nightscape

Aurora Borealis appears over the Arctic landscape of Svalbard at 78 degrees north.
by:
Serge Brunier




Orion Winterscape

Stars of Orion set over a river in the Yosemite National Park of California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dolomites Summer Morning

Morning twilight paints the sky in blue above prominent peaks of Dolomites in the Italian Alps.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Yosemite Winter Night

Over the Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite, stars of Orion, Auriga, and Taurus (where planet Jupiter shines) shine in a crystal clear winter night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Around the Bend

Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona, shows off deep blues and purples in this morning twilight shot.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars & Aurora Trails

Stars of Orion trail in this long exposure photo sequence from Canada. The night sky at this far north latitude is often dominated by aurora.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Horseshoe Bend at Night

Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona, shows off deep blues and purples in this morning twilight shot.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Australian Nightscape

The moonlit landscape of Karijini National Park in Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal

From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Eyes of the History

The starry sky is photographed over ruins of a castle in Vallentuna, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Stunning Night Sky of Cerro Paranal

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed from the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Splendid Night

The last rays of the Moon, before setting, shines on a giant red rock in the Atacama Desert, where ancient civilizations left petroglyphs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Rhone-Alpes

In a clear autumn evening the Milky Way from Cygnus, the Swan, to Orion, the Hunter appears above a vineyard in southeastern France.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Alpine Night Adventures

A mountain biker enjoys the starry sky of Austrian Alps in a night-time adventure.
by:
Christoph Malin




Celestial Alignments and Solitary Statue

The Moon meets with Venus and Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, as photographed from Lake Ballard in Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




Reflections

The rising stars of Orion and Gemini are reflected in the calm waters of Mono Lake in California, famous for its stunning exposed tufa towers.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Alien Planet

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky of Austrian Alps

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps in a clear winter night from Emberger Alm, Carinthia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Winter Night

A starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Gate to the Emperors Mountain

Night at Mount Tai (Tai Shan) in China.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Lake

Constellations Orion and Taurus are photographed over June Lake in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Zodiacal Light and Milky Way

Ghostly apparitions of two fundamental planes in planet Earth's sky span this October all-sky view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Delicate Meteor

A bright meteor appears in the early morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain Biker Astrophotographer

TWAN Photographer and mountain biker Christoph Malin enjoys a night ride on some of the trails above Inn Valley near Innsbruck, Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




A Public Observatory

Startrails over the rotating dome of Terkan Lajos public observatory near the city of Szekesfahervar in central Hungary, not far from Budapest.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Southern Ocean Sky

Timelapse video: Sky in motion above the Southern Ocean.
by:
Alex Cherney




Between the Rays

Bright stars of constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Parkes Planetary Conjunction

In this morning twilight view from Australia, the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus align in a beautiful conjunction above Parkes Radio Telescope.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Prehistoric Tale

Star trails above a prehistoric illustrated tale. Engraved in rock, these ancient petroglyphs are abundant in the Teimareh valley of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins at Thar Desert

The evening twilight welcomes a starry winter night over the great salt desert of Thar in Gujarat, at the border of India with Pakistan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Moonlight Caravansary

In a moonlit winter night of central Iran Orion and Taurus are photographed above ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Moonlit Winterscape

Prominent winter stars are photographed in above a mountainous road in this moonlit winter night.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Rio at Night

Stars trail over the lights of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon, Planets, and Winter Stars

The young moon appears below a pair of bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, in this early spring evening in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lighthouse and Stars

Bright winter stars approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France, over powerful beams of a lighthouse.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Winter Stars over Owachomo Bridge

The winter Milky Way, Sirius, and constellation Orion, all captured in this starry image of the Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Moon and Planets over Porta Nigra

The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Pinnacles Panorama

The Moon and the Milky Way sets in over the Pinnacles natural structures in Nambung National Park of Western Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




Stockholm Planets

Over the city lights of Stockholm few stars are still visible. The two brightest in this panoramic view are in fact planets Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.
by:
P-M Heden




Stepwell Evening View

The two brightest planets of the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, in a close conjunction in the evening sky of India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Planes and Stars over Delhi

Stars and planes trail in the heavily light polluted sky of Delhi, as photographed from the historic monument of Akbar Khan's Tomb.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Winter Night of Almaut

Starry sky appear above a traditional village house in Alamut, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Cosmic Explorers

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed in this single-exposure image from Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Great Carina Nebula

This heavenly red lotus is the Great Carina Nebula rising above 5,778 m Chiliques volcano in the Chilean Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road to the Future of Astronomy

In the absolute darkness of Atacama Desert the Milky Way in the southern constellation Carina is photographed above the road to Cerro Aramzones.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Puzzles From the Past

A winter night above the prehistoric site of Teimareh in central Iran. There are over 20,000 engraved images in the valley left from our ancestors.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars over Saarlouis

Winters stars trail in this long-exposure image from the Devil's Castle near the town of Saarlouis, ermany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




A Piece of Halley

In this clear night of autumn during the peak of the Orionid meteor shower this meteor is captured over the Alamut Castle in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Spiritual Armenia

Stars of constellation Orion shine above Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia, one of the oldest churches in the world.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Orionid Meteor above Alamut

During the peak night of the Orionid meteor shower this "shooting star" is captured over Alamut Castle in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Orion and the Mother Armenia

Stars of the constellation Orion above the Mother Armenia monument. The 23m statue is overlooking the capital city of Yerevan.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Etchmiadzin at Night

Stars of constellation Orion rise above Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia, one of the oldest churches in the world.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky Above the Khalifa Tower

All-sky nighttime view from Dubai shows only few stars above a futuristic looking scene which is dominated by the world's tallest tower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Open to the Sky

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from inside an observatory for amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Fall Night of Nepal

In this starry fall night of Nepal, constellation Orion, the Hunter, stands above delicate wooden architecture of Indreshwar temple in Panauti.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Golden Tree Star Trails

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eridanus above Sinai

Stars of constellations Orion and Eridanus are photographed above Sinai seashores near Dahab, northeast Egypt.
by:
Stefan Seip




Dubai at Night

The Moon and the last few remaining stars in the bright urban sky of Dubai are captured above the world's tallest tower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Linz at Night

Captured from the beautiful river bank of Danube, stars are trailed around the north celestial pole in this hour-long exposure from Linz, Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Alien Visitor

Stars of Orion rise above the village of Yush in Alborz Mountains of Iran. TWAN photographer stands next to this historic tower above the village.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Startrails above a Masterpiece

Stars of constellation Orion trail over the historic mosque of Sheikh Lotf Allah in Isfahan, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Hunter Hides Behind Clouds

Through the passing clouds in this autumn night stars of the prominent constellation Orion, the Hunter, are visible.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Startrails above Lut Desert

In this moonlit night of April clouds and stars trail above the western horizon of Lut Desert in Kerman province of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Visit Tikal in Virtual Reality

Allow this flash video to load and enjoy moving around in a Virtual Reality made from the World Heritage Site of Tikal in Guatemala.
by:
Stephane Guisard




360 Panorama from Tikal

In a moonlit night of Guatemala a TWAN photographer was in the middle of the ancient temples of Tikal in front of a tomb of a Mayan king.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Guatemala All-sky View

In a moonlit night of Guatemala a TWAN photographer was in the middle of the ancient temples of Tikal in front of a tomb of a Mayan king.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Orion and Dal River

Time-lapse video: In this late winter night stars of prominent constellation Orion move in the sky above snow-covered shores of Dal River in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion and Zodiacal Light

The Zodiacal Light shines over the western horizon while stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from Teide National park in Tenerife.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Carina Nebula from Canary Islands

Carina Nebula, a famous deep sky object of southern sky, rises about one degree over the southern horizon of Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Real Fantasy

The evening twilight fades in to darkness when stars of constellation Orion stand above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above Fars

Sirius stands above a dried tree in the province of Fars, Iran. Higher in the sky are constellations Orion and Taurus.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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