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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Namibia Milky Way

The milky way viewed here on a new moon night in Namibia in some of the clearest skies anywhere. Taken in mid June at the beginning of winter we hadn't had clouds for almost 3 months at that point. Also, because we were 45km from the nearest town light pollution is at a minimum. The light on the foreground was provided by a dining area where workers eat communal meals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Bobby Bradley