17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Starry Moonrise over Lake Pukaki

I was looking forward to shooting the stars at Lake Pukaki in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (one of the darkest places on earth), but then there was a full moon. Fortunately, it turned in to a beautiful moonrise complete a million stars and even a shooting star!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Twizel, New Zealand
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Joseph Byker