17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Diamond necklace

It can be an adventure going to a lonely desolate place that has no restrooms with a bunch of male enthusiastic stargazers. Overcoming the fear of thorny bushes and shrubs, snakes, scorpions and other creepy crawlies in the dark night over the past year, I have absolutely fallen in love with shooting the milky way. Nothing is better to me than standing under the clear night sky, looking up, seeing the milky way with my eyes and then spending several hours photographing its beauty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Al Kharara, Qatar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Chaitra Arjunpuri