18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Milky Way behind a tree in the Brazilian Cerrado

This image was taken in a clear winter night in Central West Brazil near my home town of Catalão, state of Goias. Whenever I am there visiting family, I try to pay a night visit to my grandfather's farm in the little town of Cumari in order to appreciate the amazing night skies and take some photos. This was the result from the winter of 2019.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Cumari, state of Goias, Brazil
Copyright: © Alexandre Rocha