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Arash the Archer

Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind a statue of Arash the Archer.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Our Past and Future

Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind an ancient gate.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Desert Dream

A moonlit evening view from a remote spot of Lut Desert in Iran.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




A Winter Eclipse Night

The red totally eclipsed moon appears next to stars of Gemini.
by:
P-M Heden




Outside Our Mountain Cabin

A kicksled sits outside a mountain cabin with stars of the Winter Hexagon above it.
by:
P-M Heden




Colourful Olives and Stars

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




Perseids Near Los Angeles

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




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




Celestial Winterscape

Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
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




Winter Hexagon over Manla Reservoir

A beam of car light broke the silence of Manla reservoir.
by:
Jeff Dai




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




Flag Point Lookout

The winter night sky from the Flag Point Lookout in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon.
by:
Ben Canales




A Forest Lake Unspoiled by Lights

Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Winter vs. Summer

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Milky Way with Airglow Australis

After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Shadow Oasis in Alentejo

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




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Sweden

Winter stars and bright planet Jupiter over a pond in a starry night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Sultan Stars

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




Night at the Edge

The autumn Milky Way and rising winter stars over the Grand Canyon. Red airglow brightens the horizon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Silent for Many Thousands of Years

This time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand volcano.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Himachal Circumpolar

In a moonlit night of northern India stars trail around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Crystal Clear Winter Moonlit Night

In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Black Sand Beach at Night

Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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




Spirals Above Shemshak

Stars pinwheel above the winter resort of Shemshak, near Tehran in this long-exposure view of the night sky.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Morning Meeting

Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
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




The Twins and Lake Tahoe

A moonlit winter night at Lake Tahoe. The two bright stars of Gemini, the twins heads, are in the middle.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Florida Nightscape

Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bushehr Nightscape

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Winter Stars over Taj mahal

Winter stars set in the sky of Agra, over Taj Mahal.
by:
Ajay Talwar




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




Tapolca Basin Spring Nightscape

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




Lake Iznik Winter Night

This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




From Winter To Spring

This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Kalout Sky

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Damavand Winter Night

A time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars (due to the Earth rotation) in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Jaisalmer by Moonlight

Full Moon nightscape of Rajasthan, the largest state of India, known as the Land of Kings.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Austrian Alps Winterscape

Jupiter appears in the early morning sky over winter landscape of the Austrian Alps.
by:
Bernd Proschold




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




Venus and the Zodiacal Light

The morning twilight, zodiacal light, and Venus over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars over the Canaries

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




Adventures after Dark

Austrian TWAN photographer is also an extreme sport lover. This timelapse video brings the starry sky and adventures sports in one medium.
by:
Christoph Malin




Industrial Sky

In a moonlit night of Saarland, Germany, the winter stars appear over a power station and the town of Saarlouis.
by:
Gernot Meiser




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




Northern Stars over Yosemite

Northern stars appear over winterscape view of Yosemite Falls in the Yosemite National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Moon Hours

Stars and the moon trail in this long exposure image made during a winter night near Yellowknife, northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




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




Lights and Stars over the Mediterranean Sea

Winter stars appear over the Mediterranean Sea and a Spanish coastal fortress at Cape Tinoso, Spain.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Winter Silence

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.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




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




PanStarrs, Tiny Delight

In a telephoto image, comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears in the evening twilight over Lake Dagyenice near Bursa, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Comet and Winter Stars

This March evening view from Turkey has captured more than the Moon, Jupiter and prominent winter stars.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lake Tahoe Starry Night

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




Yosemite Falls at Night

Stars of Taurus and bright planet Jupiter over the Yosemite Falls in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Orion Winterscape

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




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




Winter Wonder

like a beacon drawing the eye skyward, this picture of Yosemite National park in California showcases the famous Half Dome rock and winter stars.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Winter and Summer Stars over Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon shapes the northern horizon as seen from the Mather Point on the south rim of the canyon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Celebrating the New Year

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.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




Drive under Stars

The Milky Way and prominent winter stars are framed between colorful autumn leaves in a New England forest, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Clouds over the Alps

The rising winter stars and planet Jupiter appear over an Austrian Alps landscape near Innsbruck.
by:
Christoph Malin




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




June Lake

In a clear moonlit night of November winter stars are framed above the dream-like autumn landscape of June Lake in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Jovian Rise at Devasthal

Jupiter easily outshines the nearby bright winter stars Aldebaran & Capella.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Outshining Winter Stars

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky Summer Sky

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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 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




Moonlit Winterscape

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




Hallasan Startrails

In a moonlit winter night of Jeju Island of South Korea, stars trail over Mount Halla, the highest mountain of the country.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




Two Planets in Leo and Virgo

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon and Planets over Porta Nigra

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




Sky Above the Lights

This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Southern Cross over the Persian Gulf

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Winter Night of Almaut

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




The Gem of Winter

Stars of the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog, appear over the moonlit winter landscape of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Quite but Alive

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Not All Are Stars

Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter rise over forest slopes surrounding Mount Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Pine of Hope

Stars of the Winter Hexagon are photographed above a lonely standing pine in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture of Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




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




Moonset on the Mountain Road

Time-lapse video: winter stars traverse the sky in this moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Band in the Pre-dawn Sky

In this pre-dawn moment on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the zodiacal light cross the sky from the moon and Mars to Jupiter.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




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




Cosmic Dust Shines over Tenerife

Stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from the World Heritage Teide National Park in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Startrails above Viking Spirit

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.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion and Sirius

Orion, a prominent winter constellation (as seen from the northern hemisphere) stands at the upper right of this view from Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Medieval Night

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.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Fortification of Vauban

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.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Lake Dream

Winter stars and the Milky Way set to the western horizon of Lake Bakonybel in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Spring Arrives in Hungary

Spring arrives in Hungary with blossomed trees and setting winter stars in the evening sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




4000-year Old Surprise

Winter stars in the northern hemisphere are lined above the western horizon of Saarland, Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Under an Ocean of Stars

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bright Stars of Dizin

Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter nights approach the western horizon above Dizin ski resort in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Away from Uppsala

Stars of the northern hemisphere winter night shine in a dark night of Dal River in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Church at Night

Time-lapse video: Stars of Orion and Taurus moves above this ruined Viking church which still stands after a thousand winters.
by:
P-M Heden




Stars, Satellites, and Meteors

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Ruin

Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in desert starry sky near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Star Trails above Devil`s Castle

Winter stars trail in this long-exposure image from Teufelsburg or the Devil`s Castle near the town of Saarlouis in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




All Sky View above Lake Salda

The Moon, Venus, and winter stars in an all-sky view from Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Winter Night of Alps

Constellation Orion, the Hunter, and Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, shine over Fischbacher Alpen, near Alpine village of Krieglach in Austria.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter Hexagon and Hale Telescope

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.
by:
P.K. Chen




Winter Stars above Mount Palomar

Winter constellations from Canis Minor and Gemini to Orion and Taurus as photographed above Mount Palomar Observatory in the Southern California.
by:
P.K. Chen




Moon, Venus, and Space Station above Germany

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Above the Clouds in La Palma

Time-lapse video: Above the clouds in Canary Islands winter stars rise in the starry sky of La Palma.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Sirius and Historic Caravansary

In a winter moonlit night of central Iran, Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, shine through the ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Winter Night of Saarland

Winter stars from the constellation Orion, to Taurus stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Stars above Siersburg Castle

Winter stars from Sirius to constellation Orion, and Aldebaran, bright star of Taurus, stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Canopus From the Northern Limit of Visibility

From Orion to Sirius and Canopus (right at the horizon) as seen in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light above Libyan Desert

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Night and Polar Clouds

In a starry winter night of Sweden mountains near the border with Norway, an aurora streak appears in the northern sky near Ursa Major.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Wanderer

In a winter night of Sweden TWAN photographer searches for best imaging location in the snow-covered landscape of Vallentuna.
by:
P-M Heden




Star Trails above Frozen Lake

Stars and bright planet Jupiter set over the frozen waters of Lake Balaton in hazy moonlit night of winter.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter Hexagon and Wolf Moon

In a full moon night of Hungary bright stars of the Winter Hexagon shine above the frozen surface of Lake Balaton.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




TWAN Band

A group of TWAN photographers with an army of photo equipment enjoy the starry sky of Semnan Desert, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Winter Night of France

In a late December night of Brittany, bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter sky shine above bare trees.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Autumn View

Photographed under dark sky of Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, this large format film exposure has captured the autumn sky in the northern hemisphere.
by:
P.K. Chen




Stars Above a Joshua Tree

A winter night in Joshua Tree National Park, southeastern California, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Night of Damghan Desert

Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in the starry sky of the desert near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lunar Eclipse above Yellowknife

In 2010, on the night of winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, a total lunar eclipse took place.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Meteor Shower of December

This panoramic view during the peak night of Geminid meteor shower has captured three meteors and the rich beauty of the winter Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and the Persian King

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above Iran National Observatory

In a moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Geminid Meteors above Sweden

During Geminid meteor shower, a bright shooting star appears above the wall of this ruined Viking church in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




The World at Night in Black and White

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.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Star Trails in the North

Stars trail around the north celestial pole as photographed above ruins of a Viking church still stands after a thousand winters.
by:
P-M Heden




A Meteor Moment

A bright fireball flashed through clear skies over Mountains in central Iran, near the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Eclipse and Aurora in Motion

Time-lapse video: On the night of winter solstice a total lunar eclipse and dancing lights of aurora are in process over northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




The King Parade

Winter stars and the Milky Way shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars Rise above Zagros

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.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Far Far Away

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.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars above Bavarian Alps

Over a frozen snow-covered lake at the border of Germany and Austria, bright winter stars shine above the Bavarian Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Village of Sundials

Winter stars, from constellation Orion to Taurus, and Pleiades star cluster trail above the western horizon of a traditional village in Italy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Blossoms

Time-lapse video: Winter stars trail toward the western horizon above a flowered tree near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Garage

Winter stars trail to the western horizon during 2 hours of total exposure from an old cars cemetery in Semnan desert of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Mount Gargash Night Panorama

This 360-degree panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash in Zagros mountains of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zagros Mountains in Moonlight

In a crystal clear moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran, near the town of Kashan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




All Sky from Both Hemispheres

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way

Under dark starry sky bright stars of winter and the Milky Way are captured from a small village.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Unusual Streaks

What are the unusual streaks of light at the right edge of this image near the belt of Orion?
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky Bridge

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Zodiacal Light and Perseid Meteors

Under dark starry skies the Zodiacal Light appears brighter than the Milky Way Milky in this mid-August morning view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Rises above Snowy Peaks

In a clear winter night of village in Alborz Mountain range of Iran, stars of the prominent constellation Orion rises above snow-covered peaks.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Nightscape

As the evening twilight ends over snow-covered Alborz Mountains, bright winter stars appear in the starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Startrails above Caravansary

In a winter moonlit night of central Iran northern stars circle around the north celestial pole above remains of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sirius and M41

in this winter scene from a village in Alborz Mountains, bright star Sirius is captured over the south west.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Feel Your Halo

In a winter mountain night of Nagano prefecture in Japan, stars of Taurus (upper right), Orion, and Canis Major surrounds a beautiful lunar halo.
by:
Shingo Takei




Dream View

The night sky is part of our nature, a heritage for all humanity to respect and to enjoy its majestic beauty.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Triangle and Windmill

Three bright stars make Winter Triangle asterism: Sirius, Procyon and Betelgeuse, as seen here above an old windmill in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Left From the War Under the Peaceful Sky

Winter stars in the northern hemisphere descent to the western horizon in this spring evening view from Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Stars above Snow-covered Landscape

Starry night above snow-covered landscape of Dal river from Gysinge, a small village near Uppsala, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion and Fisher House

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.
by:
P-M Heden




Halo Around the Moon

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.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion and Sirius above Panauti Temple

Winter stars of the northern hemisphere nights shine above delicate wooden architecture of the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti, Nepal.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Snowman Night

Time-lapse video: Orion and winter stars rise above snow-covered Alborz Mountains of Iran in a moonlit night.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Winter Sky in Motion

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.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Spring Dream

The dreaming scenery is a late winter night when the earliest blossoms appear in the gardens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Setting Winter Stars over Southern Turkey

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




From Orion to Canopus

Bright star Procyon is visible on the top left and prominent constellation Orion is at upper right.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Santa Stargazer

Moonlight illuminates Alborz Mountains and the TWAN photographer in his Christmas custom.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Vitality of Spring

Stars of Orion shines above early blossoms in a later winter night of central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Night over Himalayan Villages

In a dark starry night of Nagarkot in Nepal, winter stars including the prominent constellation Orion rise above a Himalayan valley of small villages.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Full Moon Sky

Sky photography during a Full Moon night often results in strong illumination like day-light with blue sky nearly empty of stars.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Metropolis Lights

The lights of the metropolitan Tehran as seen from above Milad Communication tower.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Moonlight on Yukon

Winter stars shine above moonlit winter landscape of Tombstone Pass, North Klondike River, in Yukon territory, northwestern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Canyonlands Starry Sky

The northern hemisphere's winter stars rise above Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park of Utah, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mars and Windmill

Under bright moonlight, the Red Planet, Mars, shines during its January 2010 close encounter with the Earth as seen above winter landscape of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter Triangle

Stars of the Winter Triangle shine over the trees of Bakony Mountains in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Southern Cross from Orchid Island

In a winter night stars of the Southern Cross appear above the southern horizon of Orchid Island or Lan Yu in Taiwan.
by:
P.K. Chen




Snowland Sky

The sky gets suddenly clear in this January evening, after a snowstorm in Alborz Mountains some kilometers north of Tehran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Heavenly Night of New Year Eve

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.
by:
P-M Heden




Starry Night of Hittites

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.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Colors of Night

Colorful stars of Orion and Canis Major trail above desert landscape of central Iran in this three-hour photographic exposure.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mojave Desert Fireball

This cosmic sword of Orion is an amazingly bright fireball which was captured during the Geminid meteor shower of 2009.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Geminid Meteor over Monument Valley

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.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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