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Sunday, January 1, 2012


The Richtersveld is an arid and very remote area in Southern Africa, hundreds of kilometers away from any big town. It's a magical place where the stars on a moonless night are so bright that they cast a shadow underneath you. Advances in digital cameras enables us to capture the stars very clearly. The bright milky way and iconic quiver tree of this region made a great composition to capture the unique spirit of this place.

Richtersveld night sky
Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Nikon D3 | 14-24mmf/2.8 | 25 sec at f/2.8, ISO 3200

This photograph was chosen as a highly commended image in the prestigious Nature's Best photography competition 2011 and also won the creative category of South African National Park's Captured Experiences competition 2011.