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: The Milky Way arches over a mirror-like lake on the island of Reunion. At the bottom of the picture Piton des Neiges, the highest peak of Reunion Island, can be seen. The bright patch to the left of the image marks the bulge of stars at the heart of our Galaxy. The photographer waited two years before all the combined conditions were favourable to succeed with this photo.
Home » » 9. Earth and Space category highly commended: The Milky Way View from the Piton de l’Eau, Reunion Island by Luc Perrot.