12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The center of our galaxy as seen from the temple of Demeter

This photo was taken at a remote location in the island of Naxos in Greece. In that location stands the temple of goddess Demeter for more than 2500 years, so I chose a part of the temple for my foreground and the night sky and the center of our galaxy for my background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Naxos, Greece
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Panos Evripiotis