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Here are some of the best images of the Milky Way captured this year and found in the 'Milky Way Photographer of the Year' collection.

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Deadvlei - Stefan Liebermann


Travel photography blog Capture the Atlas annually shares what they believe are the best Milky Way photos and this year's 'Milky Way Photographer of the Year' collection is incredible!

The compilation is always published in June coinciding with the peak of the Milky Way season, and yes, we know we're a little late in sharing the photos but they're so good, we couldn't ignore them.


Winter Milky Way - Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt

© Winter Milky Way - Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt


This year’s list includes images taken around the world in countries like Namibia, New Zealand, Chile, Spain, United States, Australia, Antarctica, and others by 25 photographers of 14 different nationalities all of which are captured to inspire and share the beauty of our night skies.

The quality of the image, the story behind the shot, and overall the inspiration that the photograph can draw are the main factors for selecting the images every year.

"This article doesn’t only help other photographers who want to photograph the Milky Way, but also bring our universe closer so everyone can learn and discover the magic of our galaxy," Capture the Atlas.

Even though the Milky Way can be photographed throughout the year, the Galactic Center, which is the Milky Way core and the area with more interest, is only visible during the commonly known as "Milky Way season". This season ranges from late March to early October in most of our planet and the peak with more hours of visibility takes place in June (worth noting for next year).


Enchanted Monastery - Ramón Morcillo

© Enchanted Monastery - Ramón Morcillo


Dan Zafra, the editor of Capture the Atlas - a travel and photography blog that helps others plan their trips and improve their photography, curates photos throughout the year looking not only for images taken by some of the most renowned astrophotographers but he also looks for new talents and for new locations where the Milky Way hasn’t been photographed before, like in this year’s edition Antarctica image.

Enjoy the photos and to see all 25 images, visit the Capture the Atlas travel blog (link above). We also have more astro-themed photography in the 'Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2020' shortlist announcement


Base Camp -  Giulio Cobianchi

© Base Camp -  Giulio Cobianchi


A Night at the Caves - Sam Sciluna© A Night at the Caves - Sam Sciluna


Nightmare -  Michael Goh© Nightmare -  Michael Goh

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