Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 The Enigma of the North A3 Print
Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual competition featuring the world’s greatest space photography. Photographers from across the globe compete to take home the prestigious title.
"The Isle of Lewis, one of the northern tips of the United Kingdom, is a land cut off by sea to the reaches of the North Atlantic. Approaching by ferry in the summer of 2022, we reached this far distant land. On checking the weather forecast before landfall, wall-to-wall clear skies were predicted. I wanted to make the best use of them. It was here the venture across the Isle of Harris to Lewis continued onwards to the small hamlet of Callanish. This is one of those legendary places; home to its infamous standing stones and a place where few people are lucky enough to go. Avoiding the midges brought out by the setting Sun, my mind conjured a vision of capturing the Milky Way above this iconic monument. Staying a literal stone’s throw away from the main site, I walked this ancient path alone and it felt as if the Universe was coming down onto me. In my experience I have never seen the arms of the Milky Way in such clarity from the darkest skies of the UK." Josh Dury
© Josh Dury
Shortlisted in the Skyscapes category 2023
- 21 x 29.7cm finished size including border | 8.3 x 11.7in
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This image is also available as a Custom Print, made in a selection of sizes and frame choices. Browse our full selection of Astronomy Photographer of the Year Custom Prints.
Be captivated by 140 winning and shortlisted images from the 2023 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. See them all in Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Photography Book Collection 12.
Now in its 15th year, in 2023 the competition attracted over 4,000 entries from 64 countries across the globe. Photographers from around the globe competed to be part of the exhibition and take home the prestigious title.
The exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, will show over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.
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The largest astrophotography competition in the world, Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the very best space photography from a global community of photographers.
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