Far From Lights

By: Alex Cherney


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Lake Tekapo - New Zealand

Date: November 2011

The Milky Way, the Small Magellanic Cloud, and a streaking meteor are captured in this photo from Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand. The starry sky of the lake is a preserved site of UNESCO Starlight Reserve initiative; a new approach to preserve the dark sites as a World Heritage. Alex Cherney/

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