Posted By RichC on October 9, 2013
The Australian space photographer beat out more than 1,200 other entrants in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest and the rest of Mark Gee’s Flickr collection are equally impressive.
“I love the tranquil combination of sea and sky in this beautiful image, along with the comforting human element of the cliff-top lighthouse,” stated Marek Kukula, a competition judge as well as the Royal Observatory’s public astronomer. “This view from the shores of New Zealand makes me think of the long voyages the Maori’s ancestors made into unchartered oceans, guided by the stars. We’re in a similar situation today, as we set out to explore the universe.”