Photographs June 2015 4

Photography June 2015 4

The winners of the 6th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance have been announced. Organized by the World at Night, about 1000 entries were received, from 54 countries, and 839 of them were approved for the contest judging. The contest began in 2007, running annually. The first prize in Against the Lights category (and the overall contest winner) goes to Eric Nathan, for his image “Star Trails Above Table Mountain” taken in June 2014 from South Africa. “The image juxtaposes a moonlit Table Mountain and the star trails above it with the artificial lights of Cape Town, a stack of over nine hundred 30-second exposures,” explains Eric.

Credit: World At Night