The Best Landscape Astrophotography

"Comet Lovejoy Over Australia" displays the spectacular appearance of comet Lovejoy in the southern skies during December 2011. (First Place, Beauty of the Night Sky) (Jia Hao/The World at Night )
Comet Lovejoy Over Australia

Comet Lovejoy Over Australia

"Comet Lovejoy Over Australia" displays the spectacular appearance of comet Lovejoy in the southern skies during December 2011. (First Place, Beauty of the Night Sky)

Stars Above Innsbruck

"Stars Above Innsbruck" shows the northern sky above the lights of a city embraced by the Alps in Austria. (First Place, Against the Lights)

Stars Above Innsbruck
(Norbert Span/The World at Night )


Startrails Over Dolomites

"Startrails Over Dolomites" (Second Place, Beauty of the Night Sky)

Startrails Over Dolomites
(Christoph Otawa/The World at Night )


Lights or Stars

"Lights or Stars" displays the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds from a countryside location in Argentina where the sky is fairly dark, but the horizon is dominated by the increasing lights of nearby towns and cities. (Second Place, Against the Lights)

Lights or Stars
(Luis Argerich/The World at Night )


Iceland Northern Lights

"Iceland Northern Lights" capures a strong aurora display over the Arctic Henge in Iceland. (Third Place, Beauty of the Night Sky)

Iceland Northern Lights
(Stephane Vetter/The World at Night )


Comet Lovejoy Over Reunion Island

"Comet Lovejoy Over Reunion Island" is a panoramic photo of comet Lovejoy and the city lights of Reunion Island in southern Indian Ocean. (Third Place, Against the Lights)

Comet Lovejoy Over Reunion Island
(Luc Perrot/The World at Night )


A Moonlit Winter Night

A Moonlit Winter Night (Fourth Place, Beauty of the Night Sky)

A Moonlit Winter Night
(Thomas Neudert/The World at Night )


Alps at Night

“Alps at Night” shows how the lights of a ski resort in Tyrol, Austria, flood the starry sky above the Alps. (Fourth Place, Against the Lights)

(Norbert Span/The World at Night )


Countryside Milky Way

"Countryside Milky Way" shows sky over a remote road in Wyoming. (Fifth Place, Beauty of the Night Sky)

Countryside Milky Way
(Eric Hines/The World at Night )


Sky Above The Ancient Persia

"Sky Above The Ancient Persia" shows the lights of nearby towns, the winter stars, the moon, Venus, and Jupiter—all shining over ancient castle ruins in Iran. (Fifth Place, Against the Lights)

Sky Above The Ancient Persia
(Majid Ghohroodi/The World at Night )

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