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Quiver trees in the Richtersveld, South Africa ©Willem Kruger



Willem Kruger – Quiver trees in the Richtersveld


Judges' comments:

Willem Kruger's star trail image is another standout image in its genre. While most astrophotography invites us to explore the universe beyond, this particular photo with its seemingly simple foreground, invites us to explore the wonder of the universe from a uniquely African perspective – what if we were walking, alone at night, lost in the African desert pondering the mysteries of life and the secrets of our universe? What if we climbed that hill to discover more? What world would be revealed to us?