A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
The highest mountain range in the western part of the Greek island of Crete.
The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
A 180-degree winter night panorama in Hyrcanian forest under moonlight.
In winter night of Lapland aurora breaks out in the partly clear sky with green rays and band.
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.
A bright and fast meteor crossed the sky near bright star Arcturus
Orion is framed by fasting moving clouds in a winter night of Sweden.
A fireball flashes in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
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.
Moon and Venus next to constellation Capricornus in the evening twilight from Mount Uludag in Turkey.
Camping at night on the shoulders of Mt Hood.
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.
In a winter night of Sweden, the open star cluster Pleiades (M45), is framed by tree branches.
The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower captured above the world-known Yosemite National Park in California.
Gemini and Orion rise above cloud- covered Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
The sharp cliffs of the Lofoten Archipelago under the winter sky
On this morning twilight winterscape of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle is formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
On this frozen morning twilight the winterscape appears with the moon and planets Venus and Mercury, just before disappearing in the dawn.
A collaborative work of two French TWAN photographers, combing images of northern and southern hemisphere sky.
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.
A rock climbing shelter glows warmth and protection on this route of Mt Hood, Oregon.
The Milky Way rises over Mt Hood and the Lost Lake in Oregon for an unusually early thaw of the winter snow.
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.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
The all-sky image shows the winter constellations and a caravan of 4 planets and the crescent moon.
Panoramic winterscape of a starry night on Mount Uludag in Turkey.
Polar stratospheric clouds, known as nacreous, can form in polar regions of stratosphere during winter.
Moonlit nightscape of Sweden. The Pleiades and Jupiter are in the sky. Foot print of a Lynx is on the snow.
A mystic forest in a moonlit winter night of Sweden.
A moonlit winter night at the frozen shore of Baltic Sea in Almsta, Stockholm County, Sweden.
The zodiacal light and the faint winter Milky Way above a river in Sweden.
The bright Wolf Moon (the full moon in January) shines on the frozen Lake Balaton, Hungary.
The 30-meter IRAM radio telescope on Pico Veleta of Spain, explores the universe in millimeter wavelengths.
Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
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.
storm clouds do sometimes come to Atacama desert, known as the driest place on Earth.
Night time view of Mauritius lights seen from Reunion Island
A visit to the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, located upstream of Godafoss.
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.
This Virtual Reality made with a camera crane on top of a tower takes you to a winter night of Germany.
A nightscape photographer imaging in a starry winter night with Sirius and constellation Orion in the sky.
Winter stars and bright planet Jupiter over a pond in a starry night of Sweden.
Auriga and Taurus with the faint winter Milky Way and comet Lovejoy over a village in Brittany of France.
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.
The Milky Way in a starry autumn night is arched above the Grand Canyon.
A stargazer observes the winter sky through a pair of binocular, from ruins of a Castle in Hungary.
Winter constellations over the ruins of Essegvar near the village of Bánd in Veszprem, Hungary.
Two celestial beacons, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a conjunction over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery.
The winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
This black & white image of the winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
This time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand volcano.
This deep black&white image, made with a filter to reduce sky glow, includes the Pleiades and comet Lovejoy.
This wide-field image of the winter sky has captured the little green halo of comet Lovejoy.
A long-exposure image of star trails over the winter resort of Shemshak near Tehran.
In a moonlit night of northern India stars trail around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image.
The full moon sets behind two historic windmills on the island of Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
Two windmills squat beneath the first full moon after the winter solstice, called a wolf moon.
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.
This all-sky view (full dome) has captured a winter evening on the slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
In a winter evening on slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey, five planets are captured across the sky.
The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
Dark sky of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tunc Tezel
A starry night of Mauna Kea Observatory in all sky view (full dome).
Stars pinwheel above the winter resort of Shemshak, near Tehran in this long-exposure view of the night sky.
Like a snow globe, celebrating winter, dancing northern lights are captured in this fisheye view from Lapland.
The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
The Winter Milky Way over a Petroglyph field boardwalk in the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.
The video compares the real time and time-lapse motion of aurora borealis.
Timelapse video of a moonlit winter night in the Bavarian Forest while the camera elevates over the landscape.
In a timelapse video from northern Finland the moonlight gently shines on snow-covered trees.
In a timelapse video from Finland aurora flashes in the sky behind the "Tykky" sculptures, or "frozen" trees.
A timelapse videos of 24 hours has captured Norway winterscape in a long polar night and a short day.
An outburst of aurora borealis in a winter night of Aurora Village near Yellowknife in northern Canada.
Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth sky, appears over the lights of Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps.
This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8.
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 northern lights in motion over a fishing village in a moonlit winter night of Lofoten Islands, Norway.
The winter stars as seen in a moonlit night of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
Most TWAN images are made with DSLR cameras but this is an exception, made with a cellphone for an LG project.
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
Winter constellations in the background of the Kabhegy radio tower on the Bakony Mountains, Hungary.
Rising fog in this winter night of Hungary's Bakony Mountains has diffused stars to colorful aureoles.
Imaging in a starry winter night of Alborz Mountains.
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.
As the morning twilight approaches, the winter Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
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.
The northern lights appear over a fishing village in a moonlit winter night of Lofoten Islands, Norway.
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.
Timelapse video of a moonlit winter night of the Alps where the camera elevates over the landscape.
Two celestial beacons, Venus and Jupiter, appear in conjunction over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery in this starry winter evening.
In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
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.
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.
Timelapse video clip of a winter expedition to the top of a mountain in Tyrol, the Austrian Alps, to catch Comet PanStarrs above clouds.
This record of the Sun yearly journey through planet Earth sky, made with planned multiple exposures captured on a single frame of a film.
In a moonlit night of Saarland, Germany, the winter stars appear over a power station and the town of Saarlouis.
In a starry winter night of Alps near Innsbruck a mountaineering guide climb up a mountain to ski under stars.
The winter Milky Way along constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus, appear over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
In a moonlit winter night of Brittany, France, stars of the constellations Orion and Canis Major appear on the right over the southwest.
In a starry winter night of Alps near Innsbruck a mountaineering guide walks up the mountain for a night-time skiing tour.
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.
A clear winter night arrives at Innsbruck, embraced by the Austrian Alps.
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.
Timelapse video of the northern lights over winter landscape of Canada.
One full year of solar motion is captured in this photo sequence flash animation from shore of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.
One full year of solar motion is captured in this multi-exposure image from shore of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Constellations Orion (left) and Taurus and bright planet Jupiter is photographed in a clear winter night of Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps.
Bright star Vega and the first sign of the Milky Way appears over Yosemite valley in this early morning winter view.
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.
Through a window in the clouds aurora Borealis appear in a spooky form over winter landscape of northern Canada.
Planet Jupiter in Taurus (top) and stars of Orion (right) and Gemini (left) appear in the night sky of Death Valley National park, California.
The Milky Way and aurora borealis are photographed over the winter landscape of northern Finland, near Luosto.
Orion, Taurus and Jupiter appears in a moonlit night of Riisitunturi National park in northern Finland.
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.
The northern lights arches over winter landscape of Lapland, northern Sweden.
Venus and Jupiter shine in the night sky of historic Saint Thaddeus monastery, a World Heritage Site in the northwest Iran.
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.
In a winter evening of Shirvan National
Park in Azerbaijan, The crescent moon appears between planets Venus and Jupiter.
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.
A colorful corona forms around the Moon in a winter night of Sweden. Down on the ground is a Vikings Rune Stone dating from the early Middle Ages.
A shooting star streaks the northern sky over the winter landscape of Yellowknife, northern Canada, during the Geminid Meteor Shower.
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.
During September in the Northern Hemisphere—when the moon is nowhere around—early risers under clear, dark skies can see both the Milky Way and the zodiacal light, the dusty disk of our solar system that is back lit by the sun.
In the light of the first quarter moon the autumn Milky Way arches across the desert sky behind a Joshua Tree. The Pleiades star cluster glistens on the lower right.
The Winter Milky Way shine over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery, a World Heritage Site in northwest Iran. The Armenian church is known as one of the most beautiful and historic churches in the Middle East.
From the photographer: "This shot with the auroras stretched across the northern sky, embracing this very special place, seemed to be a good way to end the evening."
TWAN Photographer and mountain biker Christoph Malin enjoys a night ride on some of the trails above Inn Valley near Innsbruck, Austria.
In this single exposure two bright meteors streaks the sky against the winter constellations during the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
The Moon shines in this bizarre evening view of Sweden. Strong appearance of Nacreous clouds painted the sky in vivid colors.
In a moonlit winter night of Alaska, aurora borealis appear over an observer who traveled to the far north to enjoy the enchanting lights.
The evening twilight welcomes a starry winter night over the great salt desert of Thar in Gujarat, at the border of India with Pakistan.
Bright moonlight illuminates Alborz Mountains of Iran in a crystal clear winter night.
In a moonlit winter night of central Iran Orion and Taurus are photographed above ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
Prominent winter stars are photographed in above a mountainous road in this moonlit winter night.
Star trails streak over a mountainous road in this moonlit winter night.
Turn on your speaker and enjoy this timelapse video clip of winter days and nights near Mount Halla in Jeju Island of South Korea.
In a moonlit winter night of Jeju Island of South Korea, stars trail over Mount Halla, the highest mountain of the country.
This video of winter nightscapes in Sweden is mixed with natural sounds recorded by the photographer during the imaging sessions.
In a peaceful winter evening of Sweden, the moon shines over the frozen landscape.
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 winter Milky Way, Sirius, and constellation Orion, all captured in this starry image of the Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah.
The Moon sits between Venus and Jupiter in a clear winter night of Flaine, French Alps.
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.
A mysterious object crosses the sky during several frames of this timelapse sequence, made from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
In a clear winter evening of Catalonia, Spain, the crescent moon is in conjunction with Venus, while Jupiter appears near the top of the image.
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