Yuri Beletsky
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Astronomer πŸ”­ Nightscape photographer πŸŽ†

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Adventure :) Are you in ? Here is my image from beautiful salt lake Uyuni located at high-altitude plains in Bolivia. This is the place where border between sky and ground disappears completely. I really loved this morning view, when the Milky Way was already shining high, and beautiful bright Venus was actually casting shadows. The time when you're already tired after sleepless night but feel so happy nevertheless. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #canon #bolivia #uyuni #salardeuyuni #space #energy #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo

The Bigger Dipper over a beautiful lagoon in the Northern Chile :) While this is one of the most recognized asterisms in the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper looks very unusual from the South. We witnessed quite an amazing view of the constellations climbing over volcanoes ! But the most remarkable was the reflections of those amazing stars in calm water of the lagoon. The weather was truly spectacular with almost zero wind which allowed us to enjoy the view in full glory. I hope you'll it :) #nikon #d810a #chile #landscape_nightscape #yoamoviajarporchile #visitchile #chiletravelpost #marcachile #weather #altiplano #reflections #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial #astronomy #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #ig_shotz #night #lake #night_excl #nightscape #desert @natgeocreative @natgeo

In the middle of the night :) Telescope under the stars - such a common view for astronomers, but probably not so for many others. The Galactic center rises close to midnight and the view is spectacular ! On the foreground you can see a small house (a control room) of the OGLE telescope. Green airglow is noticeable close to the horizon. The brightest "star" in the upper left is actually Jupiter. I used optolong Clearsky filter to increase the contrast here. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #chile #atacama #yoamoviajarporchile #visitchile #chiletravelpost #marcachile #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #nightphotography #awesomeearth #planets #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #instagram #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy #telescope @natgeocreative @natgeo

Orion in the morning :) Here is the scene I witnessed from Australian east coast, where Venus and Orion constellation were shining in all their glory. Even airglow with its characteristic (for us in the South) red color added a nice touch to the image (visible on the right). Beautiful Pleiades and Hyades star clusters can be also seen in the center / left. I really did enjoy the moment ! I hope you'll like it too :) #nikon #d810a #australia #sydney #camping #fire #nightsky #beautifuldestinations #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoveraustralia #ourplanetdaily #awesome_photographers #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #travel_captures #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #hubs_united #night_excl #nightscape #ocean @Australia #outback @natgeo @natgeocreative

Lunar Eclipse 2019 - a view from a "jungle" :D Well, that's a long story. After a week of perfect weather just in the morning of the day of the eclipse, clouds came out of nowhere ! It was unbelievable - in the middle of summer in Chile we faced a real possibility to miss the eclipse πŸ˜… I had some ideas to take wide-field images of the eclipse, but thick high-altitude clouds over Santiago and surroundings made this task impossible. Although the Moon was visible, but the sky was not good at all. Walking around I suddenly noticed a line of trees along the road which had quite interesting tree crowns. Bingo ! :) Never planned that, but the view of the Moon through the trees turned out to be quite intriguing. To cover such a huge span in depths of field I took a series of exposures for further focus stacking, as well as the Moon itself. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) Sorry, no wide fields this time ! #nikon #d810a #chile #eclipse #yoamoviajarporchile #visitchile #chiletravelpost #marcachile #lunareclipse #lunar #bloodmoon #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #moon #astronomy #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #instagram #night #lunareclipse2019 #night_excl #nightscape #eclipse2019 @natgeocreative @natgeo

Beautiful Moon over the Pacific Ocean :) Look at the colors ! The inversion layer in the atmosphere created such a colorful splash. Don't forget to have a look at the Moon tomorrow (Jan, 20) ! Total Lunar Eclipse is coming and you definitely don't want to miss that :) Clear skies to all. #chile #nikon #d810a #atacama #night_excl #visitchile #chile #milkyway #yoamoviajarporchile #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #moon #desert #southamerica #ocean #longexpoelite #awesomeearth #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #vsco #nightphotography #eclipse #worldexplorermag #astronomy #instagram #mountains #weather @natgeocreative

Starry night on Easter Island in the Southern Pacific :) The Milky Way was rising above a small "forest" of palm trees. Southern Cross constellation, Eta Carina nebula, and Alpha and Beta Centauri stars shine through the trees. I really loved the atmosphere ! I would have loved it even more if the weather on the island was better .. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #chile #easterisland #latamgram #rapanui #beautifuldestinations #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #wonderful_places #travel_captures #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #night_excl #nightscape #beach #neverstopexploring #aov

Glacier under the stars :) Here is the view of the famous Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Majestic mountains ! We arrived at the site when it was already dark and I was quite surprised with the amount of light pollution coming from a near-by visitor's center. It was a bit hard to walk in deep snow therefore we ended up setting up our cameras not too far away from the road. At the end the view was still pretty spectacular ! I used ClearSky filter from Optolong to increase the contrast and suppress light pollution. #nikon #d810a #canada #alberta #glacier #energy #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #nikoncanada #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #jaspernationalpark #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo @tourismjasper @jaspernationalpark @explorecanada

Milky Way and Zodiacal light in the desert:) During one of my trips to Atacama desert we were very lucky to witness such an incredible scene - both the Milky Way and Zodiacal light were rising above the Andes mountains in Chile. It was absolutely quiet night and foreground lagoon looked like a giant mirror :) Would you go there ? I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #chile #atacama #astronomy #visitchile #beautifuldestinations #marcachile #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #desert #night #instagram #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo

Amazing green airglow over a high-altitude lake in the Andes :) What can be better than staying in complete silence in the mountains near a beautiful lake under the stars ? This was truly spiritual moment ! Even without the Milky Way the starry sky was truly spectacular ! We stopped at this lake late at night and the water was so still thus we could see reflections of so many stars. Since airglow is much fainter than aurora, such colors can be revealed by digital camera only (you cannot see such colorful scene with your eyes). Still, I really was impressed by the landscape ! I hope you will like it too :) #nikon #d810a #andes #altipano #lake #mountains #airglow #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #aov #night #astronomy #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo @nikonusa

Is that a hand in the desert ? πŸ˜±πŸ˜„ It sure is ! And it looks totally surreal at night ! The Milky Way is rising above this unusual monument in its fully glory, and the brightest stars of Southern Cross and Centaurus constellations are the crown jewels of the sky. We were lucky to witness beautiful greenish airglow too ! Would you go there ? :) I hope you'll enjoy the view ! #nikon #d810a #chile #atacama #desert #monument #natgeo #beautifuldestinations #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #awesome_photographers #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #travel_captures #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #neverstopexploring #night #instagram #night_excl #nightscape #stars #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo

Where sky and water meet .. 😊 In a desert ! I was truly astonished by this view and here is the story of this image which I recently obtained. Few weeks ago I was driving in Atacama desert to a remote location where I was hoping to capture some interesting sceneries at night. Suddenly I noticed a small creek with a waterfall. I've never seen it before. I quickly checked the location with my favorite @photopills app and .. WOW 😱I just realized that later at night the Milky Way will be rising just above the waterfall and the Southern Cross will be right above the water. All other plans for the night were thrown away - I knew I have to come here at at any cost at night ! Sure enough, when I came back later, gorgeous Milky Way was on its way climbing above the water. I set up my camera and took a series of images. The atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous ! One of the most memorable in my entire life. Nothing can beat beauty of nature. I spent some more time just looking at the stars .. I hope you'll enjoy it too ! Never stop exploring πŸ˜€ #chile #atacama #yoamoviajarporchile #visitchile #chiletravelpost #marcachile #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #waterfall #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy #canon #zeiss @natgeocreative @natgeo @canonchile @canonusa

Incredible storm over the Andes :) Now it’s the beginning of thunderstorm season in the mountains. Soon after the sunset boiling clouds were illuminated from inside by numerous lightning strikes. I captured such moment when Moon was rising (giving beautiful gold glow), and the lightning were at its peak of activity during the night. This is the view from Chilean side, while the storm takes place in Argentina. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #d810a #lightning #storm #mountains #chile #andes #weather #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #thebest_capture #adventure #nakedplanet #ourplanetdaily #night_excl #longexpoelite #universetoday #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #thebest_capture #wonderful_places #travel_captures #astrophotography #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #nightphotography

Road to the heart of the Galaxy :) Here is the view I witnessed in Joshua Tree National Park during one of my visits. The Milky Way was rising above the road and characteristic Joshua trees are visible on the foreground. Remarkably we were also lucky to see beautiful green airglow (can be seen on the left), while quite substantial amount of light pollution is noticeable above the mountains. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #california #usa #joshuatree #nationalpark #astronomy #beautifuldestinations #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoverusa #ourplanetdaily #awesome_photographers #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #travel_captures #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #vsco #nightphotography #hubs_united #night_excl #nightscape #desert @joshuatreenps

Lenticular cloud and the stars :) I captured this view at high altitude plains (~14000 feet) in Chilean Andes mountains. The Moon was already pretty bright and I was lucky to witness an incredible lenticular cloud formation. It was truly majestic experience standing in the middle of the dry salt lake area peering into the endless sky. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #chile #atacama #yoamoviajarporchile #visitchile #chiletravelpost #marcachile #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #discoversouthamerica #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #night #night_excl #weather #clouds #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo

Look up in the sky tonight :) Both young Moon and Saturn look really amazing ! Here is my image I took yesterday from Atacama desert in Chile soon after the sunset: The crescent Moon is in the middle and Saturn is shining just above. I hope you'll enjoy the view :) Clear skies to all ! #nikon #d810a #chile #atacama #moon #energy #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #nikonusa #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy #ocean #desert @natgeocreative @natgeo

Flaming sky over Alberta, Canada :) Hi all ! It's been a while, but I am back. I just came back from an amazing trip to Banff National park. The weather hasn't been great, but we were so lucky to witness truly beautiful green airglow (Y) Here you can see a view of a river, with prominent Big Dipper just above the mountains. Airglow waves were all over the sky ! I hope you'll enjoy the view :) #nikon #d810a #canada #alberta #airglow #energy #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #nikoncanada #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy #banff #banffnationalpark @natgeocreative @natgeo @banff_lakelouise @explorebanff

The Rock :D This is a scene I captured a couple of months ago in the Death Valley in California. After wandering for a while at the Racetrack Playa I came across this interesting which looked like a stony hamburger :D The Milky way was rising just over the mountains and I tried my best to plan the composition, something different from a classical one :D I hope you'll enjoy the view anyway ! #nikon #d810a #usa #california #californiaadventure #deathvalley #deathvalleynps #energy #natgeo #discoverglobe #natgeospace #nikonusa #ourplanetdaily #travel #earthpix #discoverearth #awesomeearth #wonderful_places #neverstopexploring #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #instagram #night #rock #night_excl #nightscape #astronomy @natgeocreative @natgeo @deathvalleynps