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 gifted adequate to record its awesome 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 a legendary distillation of “the most gorgeous and incredible pictures of area and the universes,” according to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which hosts the contest.
The general winner is revealed above. The image netted professional photographer Brad Goldpoint almost $13,000 in cash prize. It’s a long direct exposure entitled “Carry 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, together with a handful of striking runners-up.