Night Sky Over La Silla The Milky Way glows brightly over the MPG/ESO telescope on the La Silla Ridge atop Paranal. La Silla is located far from pollution and is high above the clouds, offering some of the best conditions for viewing the stars.
Milky Way stars over the Grand Tetons. Taken at midnight from the Cascade Canyon Overlook in Grand Teton National Park. Light painting of the foreground done at a distance of about 800 feet m) from the camera in order to be more evenly lit.
The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 'Natural World' Finalist, annual Smithsonian Photo Contest