Embargoed until 00.01 BST on 20.9.12. The Royal Observatory’s 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition – Highly Commended entry in the Earth and Space category. (An exhibition of all the winning images opens at the Royal Observatory on 20 September.) Image: This long-exposure image contrasts the regular arcs of star trails with the chaotic swarming of fireflies – celestial, natural and manmade light are captured in a single photograph.
Home » » 8. Earth and Space category runner-up: Green World by Arild Heitmann (Norway).