16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Intergallactic lavender

Milky Way over lavender fields on a very windy (mistral) night. Panorama of 7 portrait-orientation photos stitched together. Notice the level of light pollution in spite of being at 1000 m altitude and 40 km away from the closest town

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: near Apte lès Saturnin, France
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Andre Erlich