When we look up at the stars, it reminds us that everything on Earth exists on a huge space rock that is rotating and revolving across the infinite black void. Unfortunately, earthly concerns like work, dinner, and sleep are the routine activities that tend to keep us busy. But, luckily, many people do take some time out to appreciate nature and are talented enough to mesmerize us and remind us of our cosmic existence.
So, Enlighten gathered the best pictures from The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Photographers from all over the world showcase their best photos and this year, 4,602 entries were submitted from 90 countries across the globe. These images will make you fall in love with astrophotography.
1. The Last of Us 2.0 by David Ros Garcia (Spain)
2. Flower Power by Brandon Yoshizawa (USA)
3. Galactic Lighthouse by Ruslan Merzlyakov (Latvia)
4. Deep in the heart of Mordor by Andrew Campbell (Australia)
5. Road to glory by Nicolai Brügger (Germany)
6. Shells of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hydra by Rolf Wahl Olsen (Denmark)
Rolf Wahl Olsen / Flickr7. A Few Fireworks by Alan Friedman (USA)
8. The Remnants by Marcin Zajac (Poland)
9. Gum 12 by Eddie Trimarchi (Australia)
10. Embrace of the mountains, the heart of the universe! by Majid Ghohroodi (Iran)
11. Ben, Floyd, and the Core by Ben Bush (UK)
12. Moon Eclipse over Mount Etna by Alessia Scarso, Film Director and Astrophotographer
Alessia Scarso / Instagram
Alessia Scarso is a renowned film director and astrophotographer who has worked with many journalists, producers, and directors. She specializes in making investigative documentaries, special reports, commercials, and inquiries for official publicity campaigns. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and read more about her on IMDb.
13. Triple Green Flash by Juan-Carlos Munoz-Mateos
14. At the Edge of Forever by William Vrbasso (Australia)
15. Mars above the Keck Lasers by Sean Goebel
16. Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach by James Stone (Australia)
17. Deadvlei by Stefan Liebermann
18. The Christmas Comet by Tommy Eliassen
19. The Horsehead Nebula by Rob Mogford
20. Winner: Into the Shadow by László Francsics (Hungary)
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Truly amazing, aren’t they? Which of these images were your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.