A moonlit night at altitude of 5000 meters on Andes in northern Chile. The foreground is an icy forest of penitentes; thin spikes of hardened snow or ice, with sharp edges pointing towards the sky, reaching heights from a few centimeters up to several meters. In the sky from left to right are constellations Taurus (with the prominent Pleiades Star Cluster), Orion (in the middle), and Canis Major (with Sirius, our brightest night-time star). Familiar figure of constellation Orion, the Hunter, or Taurus, the Bull, appear upside down in this image from the southern hemisphere. Move the slider on the image to see the annotated version.



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  • Bob Kelly Reply

    When a man seeks solace or inspiration he may open his Koran, Bible or Talmud and read the lines he believes to come from a place not on Earth. He feels connected to the Creator in some small way.
    I am not able to read those books to find the same connection but, over the years, your pictures have given me a key of sorts to unlock the same feeling at least.
    Thank you so much for the things you do.

    September 19, 2013 at 2:33 am
  • ehsan Reply

    very beauty !

    September 20, 2013 at 7:54 am
  • ddm Reply


    October 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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