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Yosemite Classic Beauty

Black & white image of the Milky Way from Yosemite with the setting moonlight on the Half Dome.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sevanavank & Center of the Galaxy

The silhouette of a historic church in Armenia against the lights of our galaxy.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stranger of the Night

The Milky Way over a tree near the Grand Canyon rim.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A True Persian Wedding

The couple chose the natural starry sky to be their wedding photo background.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




AstroWedding

The couple chose the natural starry sky to be their wedding photo background.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Reliving Analog Astrophotography

Star trails above sandstone formations on Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Night of the Train

Autumn Milky Way over the historic Grand Canyon Railway.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Nocturnal

The crescent Moon sets over Grand Canyon horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Celestial Pair and a Very Old Church

Two celestial beacons, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a conjunction over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Sky

The winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Sky

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




Between Lights and Stars

A black&white self-posed nightscape view of the night sky above Mount Damavand volcano, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Resting Volcano

The evening twilight fades into a starry night over Mount Damavand, a spectacular volcanoes in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Summer Nightscape

The summer Milky Way fades into light-dome of a nearby town.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Battlefield: Light Pollution & Starry Skies

The battle between light pollution and starry skies.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN-style Self Portrait

TWAN photographer's self-portrait pictures his shadow in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon (the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox) rises over landscape of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Imamzadeh Sky

Bright moonlight illuminates the sky and the Earth in this late summer night of Hamadan prince, western Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




W for Cassiopeia

In a moonlit night of in Iran, the W-like Cassiopeia stands above Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Margoon Falls

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Falls in the Fall

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Deylaman Shooting Star

A meteor streaks the autumn sky over Deylaman, a mountainous area in Gilan, near Caspian Sea, northern Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Tehran Morning Rendezvous

The Moon and Jupiter are photographed in a time-lapse image over Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) which is the symbol of Tehran, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Blessed by the Sky

Two celestial beacons, Venus and Jupiter, appear in conjunction over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery in this starry winter evening.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Orion Rises above Alborz

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




Venus Trail

Venus, the second brightest object in the night sky, appears in a long exposure image of the evening sky over the Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Past and Today

The nightscape of a historic "dim" church silhouetted against the lights at the shore of Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Overflowing Milky Way

The Milky Way appears to pour down onto the steep cliffs near Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sevan Milky Way

The summer Milky Way appears above a historic church at the shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Armenia Nightscape

A fast-paced early meteor of the Perseid Meteor Shower punctuates a partly cloudy sky above Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Night of Contact

Standing on a desert dirt road under starry sky, near Kashan, central Iran. The three bright stars of the Summer Triangle appear in the middle
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Silence of Night

The band of the Milky Way rises in this March early morning.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Taurus and Jupiter

Stars of Taurus, the Bull, rise in this September early morning hours.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way at Dawn

The Milky Way fades in the dawn. Bright stars Vega in Lyra and Deneb in Cygnus, the Swan, appear in the middle, and Cassiopeia is at far left.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky over Iran and Armenia

In a starry summer night of northern Iran near the border of Armenia, the lonely monastery of Dzordzor is photographed under the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Walls of the Past

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle is photographed over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Badrud, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Mount Damavand

Mount Damavand in the Alborz Mountains of Iran poses in twilight.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Desert Castle

The Milky Way appears over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Badrud Night

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle is photographed over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Badrud, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way in Morning Twilight

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius is photographed in the morning twilight from a pond in desert near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Meteor above the Clouds

A bright meteor streaks the partly clear sky of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Qeshm at Day and Night

The Milky Way over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Armenia Portrait

A starry night above the monastery of Geghard, a world Heritage Site in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




St. Thadeus Winter Sky

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.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lucky Shot

A Perseid meteor zips over Iran's Alamut Castle during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Fading Beauty

The Milky Way shines beyond the light dome of a nearby city.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way and Lonely Chapel

In a starry summer night of northern Iran near the border of Armenia, the lonely monastery of Dzordzor is photographed under the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Alborz Photographer

Bright moonlight illuminates Alborz Mountains of Iran in a crystal clear winter night.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Classic Nightscape

The moonlight illuminates this black & white spring nightscape of Mount Damavand in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Just Like Paradise

The moonlight gently shines on paradise spring landscape of Mount Damavand slopes in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Eternal Sky Ceasing Civilizations

In a time exposure image, a single film exposure of several hours, the motion of the sky is captured by star trails above a lonely ruin near Yazd, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Last Man Standing

The Moon meets with Jupiter (middle) and Venus (top) in the evening sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Crosses

Two celestial diamonds, Venus and Jupiter, shine over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery in this starry winter evening of northwest Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Heavenly Lights

Two celestial diamonds, Venus and Jupiter, shine over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery in this starry winter evening of northwest Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN-Style Self Portrait

A TWAN-style self portrait in a night of photography at Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the spiritual center of Armenia and one of the oldest churches in the world.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Walk Away from the City

This panoramic view has captured the rising planet Jupiter and parts of the summer Milky Way over the south (right) and the northeast (left).
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Twilight Eclipse

The full moon enters the shadow of the Earth while the evening twilight proceeds over the Zagros Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Red Moon Rising

This surreal, wintry scene shows the eclipsed Moon rising behind the Zagros Mountains of Iran in the evening twilight.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




The Silent of Geghard

A moonlit night at the monastery of Geghard, a world Heritage Site in Armenia.
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




The Seven Sisters over Armenia

The Pleiades or the Seven Sister star cluster is photographed above Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the spiritual center of Armenia.
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




Village Night

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, shines in the starry sky of Alamut, a beautiful valley with many small villages in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Proposal Under the Stars

under the stunning view of the summer Milky Way a skygazer couple finds a romantic moment in a starry starry night.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Sky is My Challenge

The summer Milky Way shine above a skygazer who is enjoying a night of challenges and adventures through a small telescope.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Spaceman Came Travelling

Against the spectacular view of the Milky Way, the band of our mother galaxy, home to billions of stars, a skygazer is pointing a green laser pointer toward the sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Joy of Skygazing

As the evening twilight fades in to darkness, clouds begin to scatter away above a skygazer who prepares his gears for a night of enjoyment and adventures.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Touched by the Sky

The enchanting beauty of a clear summer sky. The Milky Way, the disc of our galaxy, home to billions of stars, stands above the southern horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Joy of TWAN Photography

A TWAN photographer enjoys him time as the evening twilight fades to darkness above Mount Damavand.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Darkness during a Total Lunar Eclipse

In the darkness of a total luner eclipse TWAN photographer made this silhouette self-portrait under the arc of the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Deep Lunar Eclipse of June 2011

On 15 June 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Milky Way above the Eagle

Rarly morning view of the rising Milky Way above mountain fortress of Alamut in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




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




Big Dipper and Arcturus

In this black & white image stars of the Big Dipper and bright star Arcturus are captured above bizarre rock formations.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky Above Mahneshan

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, rises above the horizon of Mahneshan in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Black & White Rocks

In this classic long-exposure image on a black and white film the rotation of the Earth caused stars to trail, as captured above these rock formations in Mahneshan, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Dark Sky and a Falling Star

In this April night the band of the Milky Way rises in the early morning sky of this dark location near Mahneshan of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Morning Meeting

The crescent Moon and Venus meet in the morning sky of Mahneshan, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Rocky Planet

In this long-exposure image on film the rotation of the Earth caused stars to trail, as captured above these rock formations in Mahneshan, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Zagros Sunrise

First rays of the sun shine on high-altitude peaks of Zagros Mountains in Iran, above the valleys hidden by the morning mist.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Alamut at Night

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN Visits Iran National Observatory

This panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash, the site for Iran National Observatory, in Zagros mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Tree

Sirius and stars of constellation Orion are photographed above a dried tree in the province of Fars, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Observing From the Peak

Observing the night sky from the selected site of Iran National Observatory in Zagros Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Misty Dream

In a moonlit night of November stars appear above a misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Twilight Meteor

With the morning twilight painted the sky in blue, a meteor streaks through the constellation Gemini during the peak hours of Geminid meteor shower.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Once Home to Caravans

Stars circle around the North Celestial Pole as captured in this single film exposure from the historic caravansary of Qusheh in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Passage of Time

Stars circle around the North Celestial Pole as captured in this single film exposure from the historic Caravansary of Qusheh near Damghan of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Caravan Night

The starry sky is captured above the historic Caravansary of Qusheh in Iran. This desert caravansary was built on the Silk Road.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Classic Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse of 4 January 2011 as seen from Semnan province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Planets in the Morning Twilight

Morning twilight fades away the stars above historic ruins near Damghan of Iran. Venus is the brightest in the sky and Mercury is lower at the horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stars and Rocks

Photographed from the top of 3600-meter Mount Gargash, northern stars trail around the celestial pole as seen above Zagros Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Colors of Autumn

In a clear night of autumn a small camp fire has illuminated the colorful leaves.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




The Night Begins

The evening twilight fades in to darkness as the Moon and bright planet Venus shine above the southwestern horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Morning Trails

As the morning twilight paints the night sky in blue, this one-hour exposure by a film camera has captured the trails of the rising Moon and stars.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Rotating Sky above Armenia

In a moonlit night of Lake Sevan in Armenia, the rotation of the sky made startrail around the north celestial pole.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Painted by Stars

Above Mount Damavand in Iran northern stars trail around Polaris or the North Star located very close to the north celestial pole.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Himalaya Startrails

When fog goes down in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Beauty of Spring under Moonlight

Spring landscape of Alborz Mountains is illuminated by moonlight in this long-exposure startrail image made by a film camera.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Toward Polaris

Northern stars circle around the North Celestial Pole (toward the star Polaris) in a moonlit autumn night of Yush village in Mazandaran of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Quest

Standing at the top of 3600-meter Mount Gargash under starry sky of the Zagros Mountains, TWAN photographer feels like exploring a new planet.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Heavenly Branches

The band of the summer Milky Way in the northern hemisphere as seen in the natural starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Damavand Moon

With the first morning sunlight reaching the summit of Mount Damavand in the Alborz Mountains of Iran, the Full Moon sets in the western horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Earth Shadow

The shadow of the Earth appears after sunset in the opposite horizon, as seen from atop the 3600m summit of Mount Gargash in Zagros Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Autumn Twilight

Above colorful trees of autumn, stars are fading away in the morning twilight. Prominent constellation of Orion as it at the upper right.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky Prayer

TWAN photographer poses under starry sky of Alborz Mountains. The illumination is by a red flash light.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Moment with Hafez

Moon and Venus appear behind the tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, southern Iran. Hafez was a famed Persian lyric poet of 14th century.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stars and Colors of Autumn

Stars of constellation Taurus, the Bull, rise above colorful autumn trees in Yush, a historic village in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Spotlight on TWAN

A self portrait of a TWAN photographer while imaging the starry sky above autumn landscape of Yush village in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Engaged with Stars

A young sky watcher couple enjoy the starry sky in their night of marriage.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Love Story

A young sky watcher couple enjoy the starry sky in their night of marriage.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lights from the Earth and Space

As the morning twilight approaches the elongated zodiacal light appears extensively above Alamut fortress in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Hormozd Shines above Persia

As named in the ancient Persia planet Hormozd (Jupiter) rises above Alamut Fortress in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Night of Alborz

The constellation Orion, a symbol of winter nights in the northern hemisphere, as seen from a small village in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Celestial Conjunction above Ancient Ruins

The crescent Moon meets with bright planet Venus in the evening twilight over old ruins near Natanz in central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Outdoor Astronomer

As the evening twilight fades in to darkness, clouds begin to scatter away above an amateur astronomer who prepares his gears for a night of enjoyments.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Practical Astronomy

As the night begins in an observing location away from city lights, a group of amateur astronomers and night sky photographers prepares their gears.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Old Time Sky

The band the Milky Way is arched above ruins of an old caravansary in Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteor and Swan

During the peak hours of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower a bright meteor streaks the sky near the Milky way in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Shooting Star and Historic Ruins

During the peak hours of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower a bright meteor streaks the sky above ruins of an old monument in Fars Province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Colorful Startrails

Colorful startrails over the remains of 1600-year old palace of Sasan in Sarvestan, southern Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Light of Zodiac

The elongated cone-shaped zodiacal light is photographed from a dark site in central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Canis Major and Winter Clusters

Canis Major and other constellations of winter nights (in the northern hemisphere) display some of the most beautiful star clusters.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Under the Circling Heavens

As the night passes above one of the world`s oldest churches, northern stars circle around the celestial pole.
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




Self Portrait with Conjunction and ISS

TWAN photographer posed with his classic camera during a conjunction of the Moon and Venus, as seen above a mountainous village in Alamut Valley of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stars and Lights in Alamut

A starry night of Alamut Valley in Alborz Mountains of Iran from a small religious monument overlooking the valley.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Spring under Moonlight

Spring has flowered in Alborz Mountains of Iran, as seen in this moonlit night.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Sky of Alamut

Meet with the Prince of Persia under starry night of Alamut castle in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Flowers

As this clear spring night arrives, stars shine above flowered fruit trees of villages in in Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Hunter Clouds

The most prominent constellation visible from both hemispheres, Orion, the Hunter, is captured among passing clouds above winter landscape.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Big Dipper and Spring Blossoms

Starry sky of Alborz Mountains above Spring blossoms in April.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Fingers of the Earth

A picturesque tree stands against Constellation Orion.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Flash Meteor in the Milky Way

A bright flashing meteor is captured in this minute-long exposure using a tracking drive.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Panauti Stars

A starry night of Nepal, as seen above delicate wooden architecture of the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sirius Rises above Himalaya

Sirius, the brightest star of our night-time, rises above Himalaya.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Essence of Spring

Sirius, constellation Orion, the winter Milky Way, and planet Mars, decorate this starry view above blossomed trees near Shahrud, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Santa Stargazer

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




Alborz Starry Winter

In a clear winter night the rising Moon illuminates Alborz Mountains while the winter constellations and the arc of Milky Way approach the western horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Moon, Galaxy, and Space Station

The Moon illuminates the landscape as the Milky Way rises above the Alborz mountains and the Space Station crosses the sky.
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




Himalayan Trails

In a moonlit night of the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, stars trail above the Himalaya.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Beehive Above Himalaya

In a moonlit night of the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalaya emerges under the starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN Photographers in Nepal

TWAN photographers Babak Tafreshi and Oshin Zakarian spend a photography night of adventures in the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti of Nepal.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Peaceful Evening

The "earthshine" of a young crescent Moon appears among patchy clouds in a peaceful evening of Alamut Valley in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stars of Silk Road

Stars of Orion and Taurus above remains of an old water storage, constructed besides a caravansary on the silk road passing Semnan desert.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Planets above Persian Heritage

Conjunction of Venus (the brightest) and Mars over a 2500-year old Achamenid palace in Pasargadae, a World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Snowland Sky

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




Paradise Valley

When fog goes down in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Heritage Moon

The crescent moon shines in the evening sky of Bhaktapur, a World Heritage site of temples and monuments in Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Stupa Trails

In a dark night of Nepal Himalayas stars trail around the north celestial pole, caused by the Earth rotation during this 2-hour exposure.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteors and Trails above Panauti Temple

Constellation Orion and star Sirius trail above the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti of Nepal.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Sirius Rises in Nepal

Sirius, the brightest star of the night sky, rise above Bhaktapur, a World Heritage site of temples and monuments in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Orion Trails above Himalaya

When fog goes down in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Imam Reza Moonrise

The Full Moon rises above the historic shrine of Imām Reza in Mashhad, northeast Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Autumn Night of Mazandaran

In a clear night of autumn the Milky Way and constellation Cygnus shine above Yush, a traditional village in Mazandaran of Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Night in the Land of Temples

Winter stars, including the prominent figure of Orion, are captured from Bhaktapur, a World Heritage site of historic temples.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Himalayan Dream

When fog goes down in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Night of Buddha

In a dark starry night of Nagarkot in Nepal, the constellation Cassiopeia and autumn Milky Way rises above a Buddha statue.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




The Color of Fall

In a partly cloudy moonlit night of Alborz mountains, planet Jupiter shines above colorful fall trees.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Shrine View

Moon and Venus meet in twlight, as seen from a historic shrine in north east Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Silk Road Night

Winter stars appear above ruins of an old caravansary on the ancient Silk Road passing through Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Earth and Milky Way

Our cosmic island, the Milky Way, a galaxy of over 100 billion stars, rise in the starry sky of Alamut Valley, Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Cosmic Loneliness

Stars of northern sky revolve around the north celestial pole in this hour-long photographic exposure.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Poet of Astronomers

In the deep blue evening twilight the Moon shines above the mausoleum of Ommar Khayyam in the historic city of Nishapur, northeastern Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Colorful Trails

Bright and colorful winter stars trail in the dark sky of Alamut Valley of Iran during this multi-hour exposure.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Good Morning Damavand

The first lights of morning shine on Mount Damavand in this long exposure startrail image from the Alborz Mountains.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Persepolis Planets

The bright planet Venus meets with Saturn above the ruins of Persepolis in Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Venus and Bizarre Rocks

Bright moonlight illuminates the desert side of Alborz Mountains, near Firouzkooh, Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Skygazers

TWAN photographers Babak Tafreshi (left) and Oshin Zakarian spend time gazing at starry sky of Mount Damavand slopes in the Alborz Mountains of Iran
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Lights from the Heavens

A striking lightning above the World Heritage temples of Ayutthaya in Thailand.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Red Rock Moonset

The Full Moon sets in the desert side of Alborz Mountains near Firouzkooh of Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Nature under the Moonlight

Stars circle around the north celestial pole in a winter moonlit night of Alamut Valley, Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Imamzadeh Trails

In the early evening sky of Alamut Valley in Iran, the Moon and planet Venus trail above an Islamic shrine.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Moon and Venus

The crescent Moon meets with planet Venus in the evenign sky of Alamut valley, Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Seasons

The pair of startrail long-exposure photos compare the winter and summer sky as seen from Alamut Valley of Iran.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Night Sky Observer

A young amateur astronomer observe the night sky in the Orion Constellation with her pair of binocular.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way and Zagros Flowers

Imperial flowers under the spectacular Milky Way.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Orion above Persepolis

The constellation Orion, the Hunter, rises above the ruins of Persepolis.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Night Passes above a Village House

As a moonlit night passes in the Alamut Valley of Iran, stars circle around the north celestial pole in this long exposure image.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




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