Photos: Reclaiming the night sky

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The Milky Way above the Sahara Desert

Source:  Babak Tafreshi

The Milky Way above the Sahara Desert

The Milky Way hangs above the Sahara Desert.

 

Iranian photographer Babak Tafreshi has won the 2009 Lennart Nilsson scientific photography prize. According to the award panel, his images "reclaim a night sky that most modern people have lost" – see some of them here.

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