The winners of the photo contest "Earth and Sky"

• The winners of the photo contest "Earth and Sky"

One of these days the winners of the 5th International Photo Contest "Earth and Sky", organized by the program "The World at Night" were announced (The World at Night). Among more than a thousand works from 55 countries participated in the competition, the jury selected the five best in two categories: "Against the Lights" and "The beauty of the night sky."

In this photoblog you can see the work of winning the contest.

The winners of the photo contest The winners of the photo contest

First place in the nomination "The beauty of the night sky" picture taken "excessive" Luc Perrault - The Milky Way above the volcano on Reunion Island.

The winners of the photo contest

The zodiacal light in the night sky north of Oregon on the Pacific Ocean. The photo "The false twilight and a waterfall on the Oregon Coast" Ben Coffman took second place in the nomination "The beauty of the night sky."

The winners of the photo contest

The Big Dipper to the rays of light in the Dolomites of northern Italy. Photos of Georgia Hofer called "Light in the Sky" won the first prize in the category "Anti-Fire" and was recognized as the best photo of the competition "Earth and Sky".

The winners of the photo contest

Northern Lights flickering above the fishing village of Reine on the Norwegian Lofoten Islands. "Reflection Aurora" Alex Cohn took second place in the category "Against the lights."

The winners of the photo contest

Mountain Kirkyufell against the backdrop of the Northern Lights in Iceland. Picture "Night Kirkyufell" Nicholas Roemmelta took third place in the nomination "The beauty of the night sky."

The winners of the photo contest

The starry winter sky over the salt lake in the desert Marandzhab in Iran in the lights of the three cities on the horizon. "Endless Skies" Majid Gohrudi took third place in the category "Against the lights."

The winners of the photo contest

Stargazers in the Egyptian desert near Fayoum, about 60 miles south of Cairo, in the photograph titled "Little Explorer". Photo Ibrahim Elavadi took fourth place in the nomination "The beauty of the night sky."

The winners of the photo contest

The city lights of New Zealand's capital, Wellington, in the fog, but the stars of the Milky Way twinkling brightly. Prize-winning photo of Mark Ki-called "fog below and the stars above" - ​​the fourth place in the "Against the Lights" category.

The winners of the photo contest

Photos long exposure shows star trails over the sacred mountain Taishan in Shandong Province. Tape the blue and white lights - lanterns from thousands of people walking on a mountain path, to see the sunrise from the summit. "Heaven Street" Song Honghyao ranked fifth in "Against the Lights" category.

The winners of the photo contest

Southern stars swirl in the photo with long exposure over the lake Gipselend in Victoria, Australia. Green and yellow glow of the atmosphere above the Milky Way glowing bioluminescence of plankton in the lake waves. Photos Phil Hart "Bioluminescence and star trails" took fifth place in the category "Beauty of the night sky."