Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind a statue of Arash the Archer.
Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind an ancient gate.
A moonlit evening view from a remote spot of Lut Desert in Iran.
The red totally eclipsed moon appears next to stars of Gemini.
A kicksled sits outside a mountain cabin with stars of the Winter Hexagon above it.
A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
The luminous and colorful balls that sprinkle with magical sky of Dark Sky Alqueva in Portugal.
Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
A beam of car light broke the silence of Manla reservoir.
Gems of the winter sky above the landscape of Mount Emei, a world mixed cultural and natural heritage in China.
The winter night sky from the Flag Point Lookout in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon.
Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
After three nights waiting at the place, the night sky cleared up in southeast Iceland over the country`s highest mountain.
After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
The colored stars from the winter constellation of Orion (right)and the planet Jupiter.
The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
Winter stars and bright planet Jupiter over a pond in a starry night of Sweden.
The moon and winter stars with Pleiades and constellation above Sultan Garhi tomb in Delhi.
The autumn Milky Way and rising winter stars over the Grand Canyon. Red airglow brightens the horizon.
This time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand volcano.
In a moonlit night of northern India stars trail around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image.
In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
Stars pinwheel above the winter resort of Shemshak, near Tehran in this long-exposure view of the night sky.
Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
Winter stars in Orion and Canis Major are photographed in a fisheye view from a 2500-year old structure in Iran.
A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
A moonlit winter night at Lake Tahoe. The two bright stars of Gemini, the twins heads, are in the middle.
Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
The winter stars as seen in a moonlit night of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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
Rising fog in this winter night of Hungary's Bakony Mountains has diffused stars to colorful aureoles.
Winter stars set in the sky of Agra, over Taj Mahal.
Nightscape of the Haleakala National Park, in the coastal area of Maui, an island of Hawaii.
On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
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.
Prominent stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appears over a field of early blooming Narcissus flowers in Japan.
Prominent stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights appears over a stairway in Izu Peninsula at the eastern coast of Japan.
Fireworks over sand dunes of Dasht-e Kavir; a vast desert in Iran.
A time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars (due to the Earth rotation) in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand, Iran.
Full Moon nightscape of Rajasthan, the largest state of India, known as the Land of Kings.
Jupiter appears in the early morning sky over winter landscape of the Austrian Alps.
Stars trail over the winter nightscape of a village in the Alborz Mountains of Iran in a 3-hour exposure photograph on film.
The morning twilight, zodiacal light, and Venus over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States.
The bright winter stars photographed in a moonlit night of La Palma, Canary Islands.
Austrian TWAN photographer is also an extreme sport lover. This timelapse video brings the starry sky and adventures sports in one medium.
In a moonlit night of Saarland, Germany, the winter stars appear over a power station and the town of Saarlouis.
In a moonlit winter night of Brittany, France, stars of the constellations Orion and Canis Major appear on the right over the southwest.
Northern stars appear over winterscape view of Yosemite Falls in the Yosemite National Park, California.
Stars and the moon trail in this long exposure image made during a winter night near Yellowknife, northern Canada.
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.
Winter stars appear over the Mediterranean Sea and a Spanish coastal fortress at Cape Tinoso, Spain.
A moonlit winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Deneb at the tail of Cygnus (the Swan) and Vega are the brightest stars in this early morning view.
A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
In a moonlit winter night of Hungary, stars of constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor appear above an ancient castle ruins.
In a moonlit winter night of Hungary, stars of Orion are photographed above an ancient castle in Veszprem county.
Planet Jupiter in Taurus (top) and stars of Orion (right) and Gemini (left) appear in the night sky of Death Valley National park, California.
In a telephoto image, comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears in the evening twilight over Lake Dagyenice near Bursa, Turkey.
This March evening view from Turkey has captured more than the Moon, Jupiter and prominent winter stars.
A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
Stars of Taurus and bright planet Jupiter over the Yosemite Falls in California.
Stars of Orion set over a river in the Yosemite National Park of California.
Over the Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite, stars of Orion, Auriga, and Taurus (where planet Jupiter shines) shine in a crystal clear winter night.
like a beacon drawing the eye skyward, this picture of Yosemite National park in California showcases the famous Half Dome rock and winter stars.
The Grand Canyon shapes the northern horizon as seen from the Mather Point on the south rim of the canyon.
On the night of new year eve, the TWAN photographer celebrated 2013 by this taking this image of winter stars over a historic windmill in Hungary.
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.
The Milky Way and prominent winter stars are framed between colorful autumn leaves in a New England forest, northeastern United States.
The rising winter stars and planet Jupiter appear over an Austrian Alps landscape near Innsbruck.
Starry Sky of Austrian Alps in a clear winter night from Emberger Alm, Carinthia.
A starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range.
In a clear moonlit night of November winter stars are framed above the dream-like autumn landscape of June Lake in California.
Jupiter easily outshines the nearby bright winter stars Aldebaran & Capella.
Bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter rise over narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains in northern Iran. The "star" outshining every other star in this view is in fact none other than planet Jupiter.
The Winter and Summer sky is photographed from one location above Mount Uludag in Turkey. The winter sky features bright stars and summer sky features bright Milky Way.
TWAN Photographer and mountain biker Christoph Malin enjoys a night ride on some of the trails above Inn Valley near Innsbruck, Austria.
The evening twilight welcomes a starry winter night over the great salt desert of Thar in Gujarat, at the border of India with Pakistan.
Prominent winter stars are photographed in above a mountainous road in this moonlit winter night.
In a moonlit winter night of Jeju Island of South Korea, stars trail over Mount Halla, the highest mountain of the country.
The young moon appears below a pair of bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, in this early spring evening in Turkey.
There are not many bright stars in the spring sky. In fact two of the brightest points in this view are planets Mars and Saturn.
The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
In an ideally clear winter morning stars of the southern Cross appear just few degrees over the southern horizon of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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.
Stars circle around the north celestial pole in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia, rising to an altitude of 5610 meters.
Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter rise over forest slopes surrounding Mount Uludag in Turkey.
Stars of the Winter Hexagon are photographed above a lonely standing pine in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture of Japan.
Winters stars trail in this long-exposure image from the Devil's Castle near the town of Saarlouis, ermany.
Time-lapse video: winter stars traverse the sky in this moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
In this pre-dawn moment on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the zodiacal light cross the sky from the moon and Mars to Jupiter.
Captured from the beautiful river bank of Danube, stars are trailed around the north celestial pole in this hour-long exposure from Linz, Austria.
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.
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.
Stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from the World Heritage Teide National Park in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
As the Earh rotates in this late winter night stars trail around the north celestial pole above the ancient Anund "stone ship" in Västerås, Sweden.
Orion, a prominent winter constellation (as seen from the northern hemisphere) stands at the upper right of this view from Hungary.
Above ruin of a medieval church in Hungary, the Moon is surrounded by the bright stars of Winter Hexagon over the western horizon of Dorgicse.
In this moonlit night of early spring in southern France, stars of winter constellations are about to set over fortification of Vauban in Mont Louis.
Winter stars and the Milky Way set to the western horizon of Lake Bakonybel in Hungary.
Spring arrives in Hungary with blossomed trees and setting winter stars in the evening sky.
Winter stars in the northern hemisphere are lined above the western horizon of Saarland, Germany.
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.
Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter nights approach the western horizon above Dizin ski resort in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
Stars of the northern hemisphere winter night shine in a dark night of Dal River in Sweden.
Time-lapse video: Stars of Orion and Taurus moves above this ruined Viking church which still stands after a thousand winters.
In this star trail image above Mount Damavand the Hubble Space Telescope crosses the sky, as well as an Iridium Flare and a streaking meteor.
Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in desert starry sky near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
Winter stars trail in this long-exposure image from Teufelsburg or the Devil`s Castle near the town of Saarlouis in Saarland, Germany.
The Moon, Venus, and winter stars in an all-sky view from Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
Constellation Orion, the Hunter, and Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, shine over Fischbacher Alpen, near Alpine village of Krieglach in Austria.
The Milky way and bright stars of Winter Hexagon (including Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky) are photographed above Palomar Observatory in California.
Winter constellations from Canis Minor and Gemini to Orion and Taurus as photographed above Mount Palomar Observatory in the Southern California.
In a clear winter night near Giessen, Germany, stars trail above a historic hill-top castle and a village known as Glieberg near Giessen, Germany.
Time-lapse video: Above the clouds in Canary Islands winter stars rise in the starry sky of La Palma.
In a winter moonlit night of central Iran, Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, shine through the ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
Winter stars from the constellation Orion, to Taurus stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
Winter stars from Sirius to constellation Orion, and Aldebaran, bright star of Taurus, stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
From Orion to Sirius and Canopus (right at the horizon) as seen in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains.
An all-sky image from a flat desert in northern Libya. The Milky Way from Cygnus to Orion and Gemini rivals with the Zodiacal Light in the west.
In a starry winter night of Sweden mountains near the border with Norway, an aurora streak appears in the northern sky near Ursa Major.
In a winter night of Sweden TWAN photographer searches for best imaging location in the snow-covered landscape of Vallentuna.
Stars and bright planet Jupiter set over the frozen waters of Lake Balaton in hazy moonlit night of winter.
In a full moon night of Hungary bright stars of the Winter Hexagon shine above the frozen surface of Lake Balaton.
A group of TWAN photographers with an army of photo equipment enjoy the starry sky of Semnan Desert, Iran.
In a late December night of Brittany, bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter sky shine above bare trees.
Photographed under dark sky of Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, this large format film exposure has captured the autumn sky in the northern hemisphere.
A winter night in Joshua Tree National Park, southeastern California, USA.
Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in the starry sky of the desert near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
In 2010, on the night of winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, a total lunar eclipse took place.
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.
In a moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran.
During Geminid meteor shower, a bright shooting star appears above the wall of this ruined Viking church in Sweden.
Above a stunning winter landscape the rotation of the Earth has caused stars to trail as captured on a single film frame exposed for more than 4 hours.
Stars trail around the north celestial pole as photographed above ruins of a Viking church still stands after a thousand winters.
A bright fireball flashed through clear skies over Mountains in central Iran, near the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower.
Time-lapse video: On the night of winter solstice a total lunar eclipse and dancing lights of aurora are in process over northern Canada.
Winter stars and the Milky Way shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
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.
Over a frozen snow-covered lake at the border of Germany and Austria, bright winter stars shine above the Bavarian Alps.
Winter stars, from constellation Orion to Taurus, and Pleiades star cluster trail above the western horizon of a traditional village in Italy.
Time-lapse video: Winter stars trail toward the western horizon above a flowered tree near Kashan, central Iran.
Winter stars trail to the western horizon during 2 hours of total exposure from an old cars cemetery in Semnan desert of Iran.
This 360-degree panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash in Zagros mountains of central Iran.
In a crystal clear moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran, near the town of Kashan.
The two all-sky views compared how the sky looks in a winter night of Turkey in northern hemisphere and in a winter night of New Zealand in the south.
Under dark starry sky bright stars of winter and the Milky Way are captured from a small village.
What are the unusual streaks of light at the right edge of this image near the belt of Orion?
In a winter night of Kharanaq, an ancient desert town near Ardakan in the Yazd province of central Iran, stars of Orion and Taurus set over a historic bridge on a dried river.
Under dark starry skies the Zodiacal Light appears brighter than the Milky Way Milky in this mid-August morning view.
In a clear winter night of village in Alborz Mountain range of Iran, stars of the prominent constellation Orion rises above snow-covered peaks.
As the evening twilight ends over snow-covered Alborz Mountains, bright winter stars appear in the starry sky.
In a winter moonlit night of central Iran northern stars circle around the north celestial pole above remains of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
in this winter scene from a village in Alborz Mountains, bright star Sirius is captured over the south west.
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.
Three bright stars make Winter Triangle asterism: Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse, as seen here above an old windmill in Hungary.
Winter stars in the northern hemisphere descent to the western horizon in this spring evening view from Hungary.
Starry night above snow-covered landscape of Dal river from Gysinge, a small village near Uppsala, Sweden.
Winter stars from Orion to Taurus and Pleiades (upper right) and bright star Capella (top) shine above an Old fisher house facing the Sea of Åland in Sweden.
Time-lapse video: a large 22-degree halo shapes around the Moon or the sun when high thin clouds containing millions of tiny ice crystals cover much of the sky.
Winter stars of the northern hemisphere nights shine above delicate wooden architecture of the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti, Nepal.
Time-lapse video: Orion and winter stars rise above snow-covered Alborz Mountains of Iran in a moonlit night.
Time-lapse video: inter stars from Sirius to constellation Orion and Taurus sink to western horizon in a partly cloudy night of Kashan, central Iran.
The dreaming scenery is a late winter night when the earliest blossoms appear in the gardens.
In this starryscape from Lake Avlan near Elmali in Antalya province of Turkey, stars of the northern hemisphere's winter sky set in the west.
Bright star Procyon is visible on the top left and prominent constellation Orion is at upper right.
Moonlight illuminates Alborz Mountains and the TWAN photographer in his Christmas custom.
Stars of Orion shines above early blossoms in a later winter night of central Iran.
In a dark starry night of Nagarkot in Nepal, winter stars including the prominent constellation Orion rise above a Himalayan valley of small villages.
Sky photography during a Full Moon night often results in strong illumination like day-light with blue sky nearly empty of stars.
The lights of the metropolitan Tehran as seen from above Milad Communication tower.
Winter stars shine above moonlit winter landscape of Tombstone Pass, North Klondike River, in Yukon territory, northwestern Canada.
The northern hemisphere's winter stars rise above Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park of Utah, United States.
Under bright moonlight, the Red Planet, Mars, shines during its January 2010 close encounter with the Earth as seen above winter landscape of Hungary.
Stars of the Winter Triangle shine over the trees of Bakony Mountains in Hungary.
In a winter night stars of the Southern Cross appear above the southern horizon of Orchid Island or Lan Yu in Taiwan.
The sky gets suddenly clear in this January evening, after a snowstorm in Alborz Mountains some kilometers north of Tehran.
Winter stars of Auriga and Taurus, with the bright stars Capella at left and Aldebaran at lower right decorate snow-covered Christmas night of Sweden.
Winter stars, from Orion to Gemini and Canis Minor, rise above the rebuilt walls of the ancient city of Hattusa, a World Heritage Site in Turkey.
Colorful stars of Orion and Canis Major trail above desert landscape of central Iran in this three-hour photographic exposure.
This cosmic sword of Orion is an amazingly bright fireball which was captured during the Geminid meteor shower of 2009.
On the night of Geminid meteor shower in mid-December, TWAN photographer was fortunate with starry skies after a snow storm in the Monument Valley in USA.
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