The judges have had their say. Now it's your turn. Who is your Astronomy Photographer of the Year?

This year's vote is now closed, and the People's Choice winner has been revealed. Find out more about the winning image below, and see the world's greatest space photography for yourself at the National Maritime Museum.


People's Choice Award winner revealed

The mesmerizing Huayhuash by Daniel Zafra is the winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year: People’s Choice Awards 2022.

Taken at Lake Carhuacocha, located about 4,150 metres above sea level, Zafra faced a physically challenging trek through the Peruvian Andes to capture his spectacular image of the Milky Way. Shot during the rainy season, Zafra had limited opportunities for photography with only a few minutes per day of clear skies.

Runner-up went to Miguel Claro for the dramatic ‘A Giant in the Sun’s Limb’, which captures a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that took place in February 2022. ‘The Dolphin Nebula Towards a Cosmic Reef’ by Aleix Roig took third place, showing the huge cosmic bubble The Dolphin-Head Nebula.

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