A photo of multi-coloured Nacreous clouds filling the sky

Painting the Sky

by Thomas Kast

Winner of the Skyscapes Category

"Nacreous clouds are one of the most enchanting atmospheric phenomena. Like the photographer, the judges were left spellbound by this picture. It captures delightfully the rich palette and graceful brushstrokes that can be found in nature."

- Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich

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Desert Magic

by Stefan Liebermann 

Runner up

"You'd be forgiven for thinking the Milky Way is reflected in the sand in this gorgeous picture. The composition of the ground and sky is brilliantly put together and creates a scene almost devoid of life, yet also bursting with it."

- Steve Marsh, Art Editor at the BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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Voice of the Universe

by Weijian Chen

Highly commended

"Peace and calmness glow from the picture, despite the dynamic theme. The foreground is rich and the detail of the Milky Way is spectacular but they do not distract the viewer from the title. The modesty and elaboration of the image is an exemplary and refreshing exception among the more and more blaring and over-saturated astro-landscapes."

- László Francsics, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Overall Winner

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Sakura Hole

by Takanobu Kurosaki

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by Christopher Small

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by Paul Wilson

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Something Old, Something New

by Jay Evans 

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The Red Lake of Stars

by Bryony Richards 

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The Cave of the Wild Horses

by Bryony Richards 

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Karijini National Park

by Stefan Liebermann 

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Cold Night on the Yellowstone

by Jake Mosher

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Beyond the Fog

by Michael Zav'yalov 

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Galactic Portal

by Marcin Zajac 

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Broken Mirror

by Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Nadoosan 

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by Elena Pakhalyuk

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by Olga Suchanova

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Moon, Star and Aircraft Trails

by Christian Gadelmayer