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The 2014 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners

The 5th annual Earth and Sky Photo Contest is a collaborative effort by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and Global Astronomy Month, a program of Astronomers Without Borders. This year’s winners – representing 800 submissions – follow the theme Dark Skies Importance in preserving the night sky as part of our natural heritage. Other entries can be seen at www.twanight.org/contest
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"Light in the Sky" by Giorgia Hofer (www.cortinastelle.it). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Light in the Sky" by Giorgia Hofer (www.cortinastelle.it). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Over the Top" by Luc Perrot (www.lucperrot.fr). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Over the Top" by Luc Perrot (www.lucperrot.fr). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"False Dusk and Falls at Oregon Coast" by Ben Coffman (www.bencoffmanphotography.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"False Dusk and Falls at Oregon Coast" by Ben Coffman (www.bencoffmanphotography.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Reflected Aurora" by Alex Conu (www.colorsoflolaten.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Reflected Aurora" by Alex Conu (www.colorsoflolaten.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Kirkjufell Nights" by Nicholas Roemmelt (www.nicholas-roemmelt-photography.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Kirkjufell Nights" by Nicholas Roemmelt (www.nicholas-roemmelt-photography.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Unlimited Sky" by Majid Ghohroodi. (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Unlimited Sky" by Majid Ghohroodi. (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Little Explorer" by Ibrahim Elawadi (www.himtox.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Little Explorer" by Ibrahim Elawadi (www.himtox.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Fog Below and the Stars Above" by Mark Gee (www.markg.com.au). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Fog Below and the Stars Above" by Mark Gee (www.markg.com.au). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

"Bioluminescence and Star Trails" by Phil Hart (www.philhart.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)
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"Bioluminescence and Star Trails" by Phil Hart (www.philhart.com). (Courtesy: twanight.org/contest)

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