Astrophotography: the most beautiful photos of the Milky Way rewarded by Capture the Atlas

Astrophotography: the most beautiful photos of the Milky Way rewarded by Capture the Atlas
Astrophotography: the most beautiful photos of the Milky Way rewarded by Capture the Atlas

Capture the Atlas is a travel and photography blog. The emphasis is placed on landscapes and astrophotography, that is to say all the techniques and equipment which make it possible to photograph space and the stars.

Capture the Atlas is also at the origin of a photo competition – Milky Way Photographer of the Year – the 7th edition of which took place this year. The 25 best Milky Way photos were awarded at the end of May, known as the best time of year to photograph the Milky Way.

25 photos to share the beauty of our galaxy.

This year’s winning images showcase the starry skies of 15 different countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. 25 photographers from 19 different nationalities revealed themselves during this edition and more than 5,000 photos were received by the jury.

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The most beautiful photos of the Milky Way rewarded in 2024 by Capture the Atlas

The quality of the image, the story behind the shot and the general inspiration of the photo are the main selection factors that were taken into account to select the winners of this 2024 edition.

New selection criteria

Dan Zafra, editor of Capture the Atlas, selects these photos throughout the year. And if the images in the spotlight are regularly captured by renowned photographers, for this edition, new talents and new places where the Milky Way had not yet been photographed, such as in Oman, in the Altiplano (Peru) or even in Bulgaria.

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The best time to see and photograph the Milky Way is generally between May and June, with maximum visibility hours in both hemispheres. Another important condition for hoping to observe the Milky Way is to benefit from a dark sky, far from light pollution. It is always recommended to stay away from light-polluted areas, such as cities, and preferably visit areas located at higher altitudes.

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