Regrettably, terrestrial issues like work, supper, and getting adequate sleep tend to keep us dealing with down.
Fortunately, some individuals not just make the effort to value the night sky, however are likewise skilled adequate to catch its exhilarating elegance in enchanting images that advise us of our cosmically delicate presence.
The Insight Astronomy Professional Photographer of the Year competitors, now in its 10 th year, honors that spirit with an impressive distillation of “the most stunning and incredible pictures of area and the universes,” according to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which hosts the contest.
The total winner is revealed above. The image netted professional photographer Brad Goldpoint almost $13,000 in cash prize. It’s a long direct exposure entitled “Transfer the Soul,” and it reveals the Galaxy galaxy (right), moon (center), and the tripod-wielding astrophotographer himself (left) set down on the lip of a desert canyon in Moab, Utah.
Here are the other 10 acclaimed images revealed today, in addition to a handful of striking runners-up.