Photos: Reclaiming the night sky

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The Plough constellation above the Haraz Valley in the Alborz Mountains

Source:  Babak Tafreshi

The Plough constellation above the Haraz Valley in the Alborz Mountains

The stars of the Big Dipper or Plough constellation float above flowering trees in Haraz valley in Iran's Alborz Mountains.

 

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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