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Waves in Wind

Waves in the wind, Boston North Shore.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Icicles

Icicles and water droplets in a cold clear winter day with Boston skyline in the backdrop.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Icicles

Icicles and water droplets in a cold clear winter day with Boston skyline in the backdrop.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Harbor Moonrise

Full Moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean and boats near the coast of Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Crown

Lunar corona around the full moon; an atmospheric phenomenon formed when moonlight is diffracted by water droplets in thin clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlight and Rio Lights

Night view of Rio de Janeiro with Sugarloaf mountain and moonlight on the Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Superbolt Offshore Rio

A superbolt (very strong lightening) over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio in Morning Light

The Full Moon sets above Rio de Janeiro with rising sunlight on the South Atlantic coastline and seabirds flying back to the city.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Viva Rio

The Full Moon sets above Rio de Janeiro with rising sunlight on the South Atlantic coastline and seabirds flying back to the city.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Favela in Morning Light

Sunrise on favela Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Favela in Morning Light

Sunrise on favela Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio Birds

The Full Moon sets above Rio de Janeiro with rising sunlight on the South Atlantic coastline and seabirds flying back to the city.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonset in Rio Sunrise

The Full Moon sets above Rio de Janeiro with rising sunlight on the South Atlantic coastline and seabirds flying back to the city.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonset in Rio Sunrise

The Full Moon sets above Rio de Janeiro with rising sunlight on the South Atlantic coastline and seabirds flying back to the city.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fly Me to the Moon

The full moon sets at sunrise when hundreds of seabirds flying to Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Morning Commute

The moon sets at sunrise with a very strong anticrepescular rays and hundreds of seabirds flying to Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio Spectacular Sunrise

The moon sets at sunrise with a very strong anticrepescular rays and hundreds of seabirds flying to Rio de Janeiro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sugarloaf in Sunrise

Frigatebirds flying around Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro at sunrise.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Brazil Coastline

Clouds, mountains, and islets on the coast of Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ilha Grande Sunrise

Sunrise at Ilha Grande, Brazil, with boats and the iconic 1031 m high peak of the island known as Pico da Pedra DAgua.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Raining Stars

Long exposure image of star trails, formed by sky motion (Earth rotation) above La Silla observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Maunakea Debate

Protestors convened in front of the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope's construction on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Other Side of Maunakea

Protestors convened in front of the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope's construction on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Fight Over Sacred Ground

Protestors convened in front of the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




United

The US flag and a street banner in Boston with We Are One slogan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beyond Politics

A Moslem visitor takes a selfie with US flags in Boston Common during the Memorial Day ceremony at the city's downtown.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Three Faces of Shiva

The 6m high Trimurti sculpture of Shiva shows the three faces of the Hindu god in Elephanta caves.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Blessing Elephant

The holy elephant Lakshmi in Virupaksha temple in Hampi receives cash donation to bless a visitor with her trunk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon in a Colorful Dusk of Boston

The New Moon in a colorful dusk above Boston skyline and the Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston Harbor Moonrise

A so-called supermoon rising with the blue band of Earth shadow, above the Graves Light, the outermost of Boston Harbor Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Island New Moon

Thin crescent new moon and the Earthshine over the ocean at dusk, seen from Ternate island of Indonesia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Volcanic Crater and Dusk Colors

A colorful dusk at the crater lake of Tolire in Ternate, Indonesia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Way to the Mountains

Yaks on the Everest Base Camp trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Nepal

A sunny day in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Adapted to Altitude

A porter in Namche Bazaar of Nepal (3440m), the largest village on the way to Everest Base Camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Local Market in Himalayas

A local market in Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalayan Yaks

Yaks in Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Namche Bazaar

A local market and a buddhist stupa in Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalaya Rays

The sun casting rays behind Kongde Ri peak in the Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Khumbu Valley at Sunrise

Kongde Ri peak in the Himalayas glows in the early morning light above the Khumbu valley.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Indreshwar Temple at Night

Panoramic view of night sky above Indreshwar Temple in Panauti, one of the largest pagoda style monuments in Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Martian Night of Himalayas

Mars and Beehive star cluster rise above Ama Dablam in the Nepal Himalayas. Mt Lhutse is on the left.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Auriga

Constellation Auriga above Mt Everest and a stupa on the main trek to the Everest base camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Capella and Mt Everest

Constellation Auriga with bright star Capella above Mt Everest and a stupa on the Everest base camp trek.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Ceresltial Bull in Himalayas

Taurus, the Bull, and Pleiades (the Seven Sisters) above Himalayas in Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Roof of the Earth and Outerspace

Telephoto image of pitch-black starry sky over the Himalayas with Mt Everest and Constellation Canes Venatici.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic View of Himalayas

Panoramic view of a spectacular starry night in the Himalayas with the Milky Way arching over the Khumbu valley.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Celestial Dogs of Himalayas

Sirius and Procyon in Canis Major and Minor (the Great and Little Dogs) rise above Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beehive, Lynx, and Everest

Beehive star cluster and constellation Lynx rising above Himalayas with Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Pitch-black Himalaya Night Sky

Pitch-black starry night over the Himalayas with Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seen from Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Buddha at Night

A Buddha statue, sitting in Lotus Position, photographed at night in Nagarkot, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kathmandu Morning Prayers

Early morning Prayers infront of Kala Bhairava Hindu god in the Durbar Square of Kathmandu.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




November Night

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rain Clouds and Desert Landscape

Rain clouds in a tropical desert, Marsabit, northern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Acacia Solitude

National Geographic Fine Art collection. Rain clouds and acacia tree in a northern Kenya desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moontrail

The new Moon sets in the early evening sky of Tehran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Around the Pole

The rotating sky above a river in a long-exposure image of startrails in a moonlit night of Altiplano, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Twilight at 5000m High

Orion and Tuarus in dusk colors at 5000m high on Andes, Chile, above ALMA array of 66 large radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Reflections

Cities have endless opportunities for abstract photography.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays Across the Sky

This 360 panoramic view before sunrise shows Mt Kilimanjaro, Moon & Venus, an acacia tree, and both Crepuscular & Anticrepuscular Rays.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kilimanjaro Spectacular Sunrise Show

Moon and Venus before sunset above an acacia tree with Mount Kilimanjaro, seen from Kenya's Amboseli National Park, on the right side.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays, Moon, and Venus

The crescent Moon and morning star rise just before the Sun in a serene skyscape.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Refraction (motion)

Timelapse video clip. Atmospheric refraction plays with the light of any object near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cerro Tololo Trails

Atmospheric refraction plays with the light of any object near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Mirage

Atmospheric refraction plays with the light of any object near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations Above Himalayas

Autumn constellations Andromeda, Perseus, and Auriga above the Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon and Clock Tower

A very thin crescent new moon and a dark contrail appear after sunset above the historical clock tower of Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon and Mercury

New Moon and Mercury next to the old clock tower of Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Vivid Dusk Colors Above ALMA Telescopes

5000 meters high on Andes, Chile, with the crescent moon above ALMA array of 66 telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Chajnantor Red Dusk

Dusk panorama, 5000-meter high on Andes, Chile, with the crescent moon above ALMA array of 66 telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Above the lights of Honolulu

A night hike in Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Adventure in Azores

Climbing Mount Pico at night in the mid-Atlantic archipelago of Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




On the Way to Pico

Climbing Mount Pico at night in the mid-Atlantic archipelago of Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Koala

The laziest animal on the planet? Koalas sleep for up to 22 hours a day and in their short breaks they eat gum leaves.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Geology Abstract

This geology abstract series are closeup of a little water stream, rich in minerals.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Worlds Apart

The full moon rising. The Lynn Shore drive near Boston, Massachusetts.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Seagull Dream

The full moon rising, from Boston NorthShore, Massachusetts.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Maine Gull

A flying seagull with a caught horseshoe crab. Maine, New England.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Coal-fired Power Station at Night

Star trails appear in a time exposure image of Navajo Generation Station near page, northern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorado River in Evening Twilight

Stars emerge from the evening twilight in a partly cloudy night of the Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Physics in the Pool

The game of light diffraction by small objects on the water, forming strange shadows and colorful light patterns around the object.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




We Are All Stardust

A black&white image from my favorite part of the Milky Way. Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky Photographers

The summer Milky Way above Alabama Hills, during the photographer's annual photography workshop in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




El Capitan Shooting Star

The peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fireball Above Yosemite Valley

Immensely bright fireball streaks above a road in the Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fireball

Immensely bright fireball streaks the sky above Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




August Meteor Shower

A fireball during the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August 2016 from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Story of Civilization

A Meteor of the Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley of Sierras, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Signs of the Past

Ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley of Sierras, California, under the starry sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space, Our Origin & Future

A man standing at the bottom of a gorge under the summer Milky Way in the starry sky, Alabama Hills, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Spaceship Earth

Planet Earth, a rotating cradle, a tiny fragile home to billions of life form in the space ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Buddha Sky


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Emu

Southern hemisphere view of the Galaxy. Aboriginal people in Australia believed that the dark patches in the Milky Way represents a giant Emu.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalayas at the Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn in the Nepal Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Hydra and Alphard

View of a pitch-black starry night over the Himalayas with the head of Hydra, the largest constellation, and its only bright star Alphard.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Perseus, Auriga, and Everest

Constellations Auriga and Perseus above Mount Everest (left), Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam (right), and a stupa on the trek to Everest base camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big Dipper

View of a pitch-black starry night with the Big Dipper over Mount Everest, photographed from Nepal Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Majestic Sirius

Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grus and the Southern Fish

Southern constellations the Southern Fish (with bright star Fomalhaut) and Grus (the Crane) over the Khumbu valley, Himalayas, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Towering Himalaya

Bright star Rigel in Orion, and Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky Above Himalayas

Starry sky of the Himalayas over Mount Everest (left), Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and a stupa on the main trek to the Everest base camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalaya Bridge

Yaks cross a suspended bridge in the Himalayas of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Khumbu Valley

The World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal with the Khumbu Valley and spectacular view to Mt Lutse and Ama Dablam.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Beauty

The World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal with spectacular view to Mt Lutse and Ama Dablam.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalaya Stupa Night Hour

Time exposure image of star trails shows the sky motion in the course of one hour from a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Motion and Reflection

Time-exposure image of star trails and their reflections from a river bank in northern Chile's highlands at 4500m high.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky and Cactus Forest

Stars in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile, above a cactus forest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rotating Sky and Cactus Forest

Stars in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile, above a cactus forest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Volcano Moonrise

The crescent moon rises in the morning sky above Licancabur volcano (~ 6000m) in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




La Silla Petroglyph

Mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of La Silla, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Shaman Petroglyph in Moonlight

Mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Moon Halo from ALMA

The crescent Moon in the starry sky at 5000 meters high on the Andes with one of the ALMA telescopes, an array of 66 large radio dishes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Elqui Valley at Dusk

A moonlit night begins over the Elqui Valley near La Serena, Chile, known for its wine, nature, and night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Search for Exoplanets

The Milky Way in the stunningly dark sky of La Silla Observatory in the mountainous southern outskirt of the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astrotourism in Elqui Valley

Stargazing from the ElquiDomos Astronomical hotel, in Elqui Valley of Chile, known as an astrotourism destination.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Revolving World

Long exposure image of star trails on a radio telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Explorer

Long exposure image of star trails, formed by sky motion In the foreground is the 3.6-meter telescope on top of La Silla observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails Above a Desert Observatory

Long exposure image of star trails, formed by sky motion, due to the Earth rotation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Observatory in Moonlight

Bright moonlight lit up the night sky of La Silla observatory in the southern outskirts of Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Solstice Strawberry Moon

The rising moon in June, reddened by the ocean haze, does actually look like strawberry!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Urban Stargazing

The crescent moon at dusk above the oceanfront skyline of Boston.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twilight Winterscape

On this frozen morning twilight the winterscape appears with the moon and planets Venus and Mercury, just before disappearing in the dawn.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Celestial Triangle

On the morning twilight of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle was formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets in a Winter Morning

On this morning twilight winterscape of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle is formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Boats and Fireworks

Fireworks and boats on the Charles River during the 4th of July celebration in Boston.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fireworks Abstract

Time-exposure close-up image of fireworks in the sky during the 4th of July celebration in Boston.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston on the 4th

Crowd at the bank of Charles river in Boston enjoy the 4th of July fireworks.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Volcano, Moonrise, and Galaxy

The Milky Way and moonlit clouds during moonrise over the majestic Licancabur volcano near San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Camp Under the Milky Way

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy rises over a camp tent in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Mysteries

Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Llama Ancient Rock Art

Ancient petroglyph of llamas by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Valle Arcoiris (Rainbow Valley) near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Clouds, and Milky Way

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way above the rising moon (masked by the clouds).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert River at Dusk

A river bends into a canyon of cactus forest, near San Pedro de Atacama, northern Chile. Orion and Sirius appear in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winding Road in Moonlight

A desert road in full moon. Photographed on La Silla observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Road in Moonlight

A desert road in full moon. Photographed on La Silla observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Freedom

In the era that we conquer the mysteries of the universe, still more than half of the world are fighting for freedom.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Obsevatory from Distance

Moonlit view of La Silla observatory in Chile from a distance.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Borderless Sky

Our team of Borderless Sky film project under fullmoon, sitting next to ancient petroglyph of La Silla observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays Above Atacama and Andes

The break of dawn above Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, with the backdrop of high Andes volcanoes in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Cosmos

Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Technology Abstract

Long-exposure image with a moving camera has captured an abstract picture of ALMA radio telescopes, 5000 meters high in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Pleiades, and ALMA Transporter

The crescent moon and Pleiades star cluster in dusk colors from ALMA observatory, an array of 66 large radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Transporter at Dusk

Crescent moon and dusk colors from ALMA observatory, an array of 66 large radio telescopes, 5000 meters high on the Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Earthshine from ALMA

Telephoto view of the ALMA radio telescopes, 5000 meters high on Andes, and the crescent moon and its earthshine.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing in Maine, New England

Stargazing, one of the most enjoyable hobbies. A star party in Maine.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Crown

Incredibly colorful display of Aurora Borealis overhead, filmed in Iceland after a massive solar storm.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise by Day & Night

Of all the stargazing destinations I have been to, La Palma has been the most favorite.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert, Moonlight, Fireball

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball (bright meteor) above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Shooting Star

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball (bright meteor) above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fire Sunset Colors at ALMA

Sunset color, painst the sky in vivid red like fire, from 5000 meters high site of ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fisheye View of ALMA Radio Telescopes

A fisheye view of the night sky and fading twilight above the ALMA radio telescopes
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Guanaco Llama

A family of Guanaco Llama on southern Atacama mountains, north of La Serena, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night sky above Mars Looking Atacama Desert

Night sky above Martian looking landscape of Atacama Desert with a dry stream in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astrophotographers

Astrophotographers imaging the night sky and reviewing images on a dimmed laptop screen.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astrophotographers

Astrophotographers imaging the night sky and reviewing images on a dimmed laptop screen.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing with a Large Telescope

Observing the night sky through a large Newtonian telescope near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Altiplano Night

The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano area near San Pedro de Atacama.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Meteor Paths

Why these meteors, captured in 3 different continents show zig-zag path in the sky?
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and Twisted Meteor Trail

A wambling meteor‬ and ‪comet‬ PanStarrs in a rare capture.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Meteor Path Over Kilimanjaro

A twisted meteor path, the actual aerodynamic flight path of the meteor, due to the shape of the meteoroid, as it spirals in the atmosphere.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nile at Night

This gigantic snake of light is an aerial view of the Nile riverside in Egypt.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stork Moment

A large marabou stork sitting on a dead tree near sunrise, in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunrise Meditation

A large marabou stork sitting on a dead tree near sunrise, in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rigel and Orion Nebula

Bright star Rigel in Orion, and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Hunter

Constellation Orion, the Hunter, with the Orion Nebula visible, rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Silent Night of Himalayas

A dark starry night over a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light on the Himalayas

Starry sky and the zodiacal light above a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas on the main trek to Everest base camp.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bristlecone Fulldome

Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an acient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Memorial Day in Boston

The Memorial Day flags on Boston Common at the city's downtown.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




37000 Flags

The Memorial Day flags on Boston Common at the city's downtown.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Memorial Day

The Memorial Day flags on Boston Common at the city's downtown.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




State House in Boston

Night view of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston Library Fountain

The courtyard of Boston Public Library and the statue of Bacchante and Infant Faun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dancing Bacchante

The courtyard of Boston Public Library and the statue of Bacchante and Infant Faun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Family Day

A duck family with seven chicks swimming near the bank of Charles River in Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Cardinal

A Northern Cardinal in vivid red photographed in a backyard near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Young Robin

A juvenile American Robin sitting on a tree branch, fluttering her wing by their side to tell the parents to feed her.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Somewhere Safe

Hiding behind leaves, the eastern chipmunk is photographed near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Shy Chipmunk

Hiding behind leaves, the eastern chipmunk is photographed near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Squi Walk

Eastern grey squirrel on backyard wood fence near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Romantic Squirrel

Eastern grey squirrel with flowers in hand, sitting on backyard wood fences, photographed near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Flowers for Who?

Eastern grey squirrel with flowers in hand, photographed near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Backyard Wildlife

Eastern grey squirrel on backyard wood fence near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Embracing Winter

Eastern grey squirrel in snow, photographed near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Calm After Storm

Winter leaves striking memories. A pond near Boston, Massachusetts.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Made for Astrophotography

The Milky Way band through the Summer Triangle stars. A single exposure image of 108s with Nikon D810A.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sialan Sunset

Moments after sunset on the peak of Mt Sialan (~4200m) in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spring Retrograde

A village road in spring blossoms.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Beehive in Himalayas

The Beehive Star Cluster (M44) rises above Ama Dablam (6812 meters) peak in a moonlit night of the Himalayas.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Everest

Stars above Mount Everest, seen from the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gemini North

A starry night on Maunakea summit in Hawaii. The 8-meter Gemini North telescope is in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea Time Exposure

Time exposure image of star trails above large telerscopes on Maunakea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Laser Astronomy

Stars above large telescopes on Maunakea volcano (4205m or 13800ft high) on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fall Nightscape

In a moonlit night of November the northern stars appear over the Yosemite National Park in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Oman Grand Canyon at Night

The moon, emerging morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the central Milky Way in this nightscape looking over Oman Grand Canyon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Emerald in the Sky

The Milky Way and green comet 252P/LINEAR above Paranal observatory, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Hancock Tower Moonlight

Boston and the Charles River with the first full moon in spring, known as Paschal or the Egg Moon, in relation to Easter.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Charles Moonlight

Boston and the Charles River with the Full Moon on 2016 March 22. Known as Paschal or the Egg Moon, in relation to Easter.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston Sunset and Full Moon

Boston and the Charles River at sunset with the Full Moon on 2016 March 22.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Full Moon Cityscape

Panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River at sunset with the spring-announcing Full Moon on 2016 March 22.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Easter Full Moon Above Boston

Panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River with the spring-announcing Full Moon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fairy Northern Lights in Black & White

Black & white image of the northern lights or aurora borealis dancing over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Fine Art

Black & white image of Aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Night Drive

Majestic view of the Milky Way in constellation Scorpius with bright star Antares (the Scorpion's heart) and planet Saturn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Arms of the Milky Way

The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions Upon Billions of Stars

The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Broken

Moments before the total solar eclipse of 2016 March 9, from along the narrow path of totality in the Indonesian isle of Ternate.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Corona Though Thin Clouds

Taken during the total solar eclipse of 2016 March 9, from along the narrow path of totality in the Indonesian isle of Ternate.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dark Sun over Ternate

A dark Sun hangs in the clearing sky over a volcanic planet in this skycape during March 2016 solar eclipse.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars on Mauna Kea

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Capturing the Lights

A couple enjoy the view of aurora borealis, bursting in colorful rays above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Evening

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tuscany in September

Layers of farmlands and cypress trees in Tuscany, Italy, with a sudden appearance of rainbow in a pleasant September afternoon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road in Tuscany

A road in Tuscany, Italy, to a hill-top town and castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Medieval Morning

Early morning view of cliff-top town of Civita di Bagnoregio in central Italy, founded over 2,500 years ago.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




National Geographic Fine Art Gallery

A National Geographic Fine Art gallery on Maui, Hawaii, with the works of Dreamview photographer Babak Tafreshi.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Natural Night Sky

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Teton Milky Way

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Name a Better Hobby

Astronomy is one of the most enjoyable hobbies world-wide.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kings Canyon Fulldome

A bolder and a sequoia tree in this Fisheye view of the Milky Way and passing clouds over Kings Canyon National Park in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Extreme Weather

The long-exposure image shows star trails (sky motion during the exposure) and a closeup view of lightning in a storm cloud.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dynamic Cloud

Closeup night-time view of lightning in a storm cloud in a summer evening of Maui, ‪‎Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Into the Storm

Closeup night-time view of lightning in a storm cloud in a summer evening of Maui, ‪‎Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Galaxy & Beyond

On the Mauna Kea observatory. The Milky Way towards the galactic center in Sagittarius.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Face in the Clouds

A towering cumulus cloud lit by a town on Maui, Hawaii. Do you see a familiar shape in the clouds?
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Forming Storm at Night

A towering cumulus cloud lit by a town on Maui, Hawaii. Do you see a familiar shape in the clouds?
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and City Lights

Time-exposure image of star trails above a town on Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Haleakala Night Exposure

Star trails above a silversword plant on Haleakala, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and the Zodiacal Light

With the backdrop of the zodiacal light, Venus and Jupiter are coupled in the evening sky of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Trailing Stars Above Uluru

Long-exposure image of star trails above Uluru or the Ayers Rock, the Australia's most recognizable landform.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Stars

A ‪starry‬ night at the shore of Southern Ocean in ‎Australia‬. The next landmass across this ocean is Antarctica.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Icewall at Night

Long-exposure image of startrails and aurora borealis in a fisheye view from an icewall, a frozen water cascade, in Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Rays

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Polar Exposure

Long exposure image of star trails (due to the sky rotation) and aurora borealis in the winter night sky of Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Veils

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Flames

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Utah Milky Way

The Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Imamzadeh

Winter view of the Haraz valley in the Alborz Mountains, northern Iran. An Imamzadeh (a shrine) is in the bottom.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Shrine in the Alborz

Winter view of the Haraz valley in the Alborz Mountains, northern Iran. An Imamzadeh (a shrine) is above the river.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Golestan National Park

Loveh waterfall in the Golestan national park, near the Caspian Sea, northern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Road to Alamut

Early spring view of the road passing through the Alamut valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Damavand Villager

A villager with his donkey in the Alborz Mountains of Iran with the backdrop of Mount Damavand (5670m).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Poplar Night

Time-exposure image of star trails above poplar trees in the Alborz Mountains near Firouzkooh, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Valley of Stars

Constellations Orion and Auriga (with bright star Capella) above a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ardakan Colors

Natural dyes on the roofs of Ardakan, near Yazd, central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Inside a Ziggurat

Cuneiform inscriptions on the walls of Chogha Zanbil, a 3200-year old Elamite temple and city in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Ancient Caravansary

Ruins of an ancient caravansary and a fire temple near Tehran, Iran, possibly from the Sasanian Empire.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Emameh Castle

Ruins of a mountain top castle overlooking Emameh village in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Soltanieh Past

Ruins of an ancient city brought back to life by archaeologists near the world heritage Soltanieh Dome, Zanjan, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Baladeh

A historic house from Qajar period in Baladeh in Mazandaran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gonbad-e Qabus

Gonbad-e Qabus tower from 1006 AD near the Caspian Sea in Iran, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that reaches 72 meters (with the platform).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zahhak Castle

A cliff-edge pavilion, a watchtower of about 2000 years old, in ruins of Zahhak Castle in northwestern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




All Sky Above a Bristlecone Pine

Fisheye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kirkjufell Aurora

Stunning aurora borealis above Kirkjufell, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fairy Northern Lights

Stunning aurora borealis above Kirkjufell, Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton Star Trails

Time-exposure image of star trails over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy on the Shoulder of Grand Teton

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yelllowstone in Transition

The fading Milky Way at the break of dawn over Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Vatican New Moon

The thin crescent new moon above Vatican, seen from Rome.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Typical Italian Face

Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, Chapel, and Stars

Tuscany at night with stars above a historic chapel, an old well, and iconic Cypress trees of the area.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tuscany at Dusk

Tuscany at dusk with the brightest stars emerging from the twilight.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Medieval Town in Tuscany

The moon at dusk over Pitigliano medieval town in the most southern part of Tuscany, Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Celestial Mirage

The Moon sets into inversion layer above desert as seen from the top of La Silla observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Endless Road

A high altitude road in the Atacama Desert of Chile with spectacular view of the Milky Way in the night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Talking with a Bush

Photographer and global traveler Babak Tafreshi in silhouette next to a desert bush in the Atacama Desert at sunset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Race

Inversion layers in valleys at the outskirt of Atacama Desert in Chile. Dust blown away by the passing cars appear in the bottom.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




H-alpha Fulldome

Fisheye image with an H-alpha filter that passes only a band in the red end of the spectrum where celestial nebulae are most shining.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Autumn Night Near Boston

Time exposure image of floating autumn leaves following a stream on a pond near Boston, New England.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Floating Colors

Time exposure image of floating autumn leaves following a stream on a pond near Boston, New England.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet & the Dish

Comet PanSTARRS C/2014 Q1 and the crescent moon above the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nambung Night Sky

The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Daybreak

Sunrise with rays forming in a misty morning environment near a lake in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Full Glory

Atmospheric phenomenon known as the Glory, forms by sunlight and fog, seen from the summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Cumulonimbus

The new moon with the Earthshine above a towering Cumulus cloud.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine & Smoking Giant

The new moon with the Earthshine above a towering Cumulus cloud.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Laser Show

The observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, is recognized a world's premier astronomical research facility.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nebula Rising

A single-exposure telephoto image of the Great Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with the three stars of Orion Belt.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orionrise

Orion nebulae. A single exposure Wide-field image of the Orion rising over a mountain-top.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Teide Night Exposure

Time-exposure image of star trails around the North Celestial Pole over Mount Teide volcano on Tenerife, Canaries.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Ocean Clouds

Stars and clouds in morning twilight over the rocky coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Windmills

Two historic windmills on Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Hilltop Home

A seashell on a coastal rock, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Fisheye view of the clam waters of Fuerteventura shores, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sandy Beach Detail

A seashell on a sandy beach, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Wave Break

Waves break in the basalt volcanic rocks at the coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Water Sports

Water sports in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Hill-top villages in Hawaii

Hill-top villages in the suburb Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Honolulu Suburbs

Hill-top villages in the suburb Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




City Life

City life. Apartments in residential towers, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing in Honolulu

Public stargazing in Honolulu, Hawaii. People lined up behind a telescope by the local amateur astronomy club.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Honolulu Skyline

Honolulu skyline in Hawaii, at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Honolulu at Night

Panoramic view of Honolulu skyline in Hawaii, at dusk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Haleakala Sunset

Tourists watching the sunset from the 3050 m (10010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunset Viewers

Panoramic view of tourists watching the sunset from the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunset Worship

Panoramic view of tourists watching the sunset from the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Hawaii Sunset

Panoramic view of tourists watching the sunset from the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Air Force Laboratory on Haleakala

The 3050m summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii with the Haleakala High Altitude Observatory Site.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Haleakala High Altitude Observatory

Panoramic sunset view of the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Advanced Technology Solar Telescope

Sunset colors from the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunset Colors Above Haleakala Observatory

Sunset colors from the 3,050 m (10,010 ft) summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Haleakala Sunset Panorama

Panoramic view of tourists watching the sunset from the 3050m summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Thundering Nature

Close-up view of a lightning in a stormy evening of ‪‎Hawaii from Haleakala on the island of Maui.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above a Supercell

Lightning appears in the supercell with the shelf cloud under it.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Thunderstorm & the Galaxy

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Panorama from Haleakala

Thunderstorm and city lights rage against starry backdrop and Milky Way, seen from Haleakala summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain-top Observatory

The observatory near the summit of MaunaKea on the Big Island of Hawaii is a world's premier astronomical research facility.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Subaru

One of the easily revealed deep sky objects to unaided eyes is the Pleiades star cluster, the Seven Sisters or M45.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Laser World

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Adaptive Optics

In the morning twilight on of the twin Keck telescopes beams laser to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Twin Keck Telescopes

In the morning twilight the twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Universe

In the morning twilight the twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Maunakea in Fulldome

All-sky view (fulldome) of Mauna Kea observatory, on the top of Hawaii at 4200m (13800ft).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Golden Desert

Panoramic view of Sahara landscape with giant sandstone cliffs rising above sand dunes in Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Travelers

Night arrives in the remote Saharan desert of Tassili in southern Algeria. Local Taureg men prepare traditional tea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Travelers

Night arrives in the remote Saharan desert of Tassili in southern Algeria. Local Taureg men prepare traditional tea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taureg Night

Night arrives in the remote Saharan desert of Tassili in southern Algeria. Local Taureg men prepare traditional tea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy in a Pitch-Black Sahara Night

The Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius above sandstone cliffs in Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets in Sahara Morning

Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in the morning twilight above giant sandstone cliffs in Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus in Sahara Morning

Venus in the morning twilight above giant sandstone cliffs rising above sand dunes in Tassili National Park, Sahara, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara at the Break of Dawn

The Milky Way and Venus at the break of dawn in Sahara, above giant sandstone cliffs rising above sand dunes in Tassili, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Sahara Night

The Milky Way and Jupiter in a dark Sahara night above a giant sandstone cliff in Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sand Dunes Milky Way

The Milky Way in a moonlit Sahara night above the giant sandstone cliffs in Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Algeria at Night

The Milky Way in a moonlit Sahara night above the giant sandstone cliffs in Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Moonlit Night in Fulldome

Fisheye view of a moonlit Sahara night with sand dunes and giant sandstone cliffs in the Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara by Moonlight

Panoramic view of moonlit Sahara night with sand dunes and giant sandstone cliffs in the Tassili National Park, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Moonlit Night of Tassili

A moonlit night of Sahara above a prehistoric cave in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park; Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Prehistoric Cave

A moonlit night of Sahara above a prehistoric cave in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park, Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tassili by Moonlight

In a moonlit night of Sahara, stars appear above giant sandstone cliffs in Tassili National Park in Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Natural Sculptures

In a moonlit night of Sahara stars appear above giant sandstone cliffs in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park in Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bizarre Sahara Sandstones at Night

In a moonlit night of Sahara stars of constellations Scorpius & Centaurus appear above giant sandstone cliffs in Tassili, Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dippers Above Tassili

Stars of the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor over rocks in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park in Sahara, Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pleiades Telescope

The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, seen above Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky is My Second Home

A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Celestial Beacons

These two celestial beacons are Venus and Jupiter coupled in a close celestial conjunction at dusk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston at Dusk with Planets

Venus and Jupiter are coupled over Boston. There are many sky delights even for city dwellers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Delights for City Dwellers

Venus and Jupiter are coupled over Boston. There are many sky delights even for city dwellers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurid Fireball

A bright "shooting star" is photographed next to an Acacia tree in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing in Honolulu

Public stargazing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Good Morning Hawaii

Early morning at the shore of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii with skyline of Waikiki in Honolulu.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins in Honolulu

Panoramic view of Honolulu skyline in Hawaii, at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus Above Honolulu

Venus in the glow of sunset appears above skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Waikiki Moment

People enjoy surfing and walking along the Waikiki beach in Honolulu with a cooling ocean breeze after sunset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




House of the Sun

The summit of Haleakala (House of the Sun) in Hawaii, reaching 10,000 ft (~ 3000m).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Thunderstorm Against Starry Backdrop

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Storm

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Central Australia

Spectacular view of the Milky Way in the fading twilight, above the Australia's most recognizable landform.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Uluru

Spectacular view of the Milky Way, towards the galactic center, above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Hide-and-seek

The Full Moon rising over Boston at dusk with the Back Bay view and a water taxi crossing the Charles river.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Full Moon Above Boston

The Full Moon rising over Boston at dusk. The Charles river, downtown Boston, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill appear in the view.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets Above Memorial Day Flags

Moon, Jupiter and Venus at dusk above the Memorial Day flags on Boston Common at the city's downtown.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Custom House Tower in Boston

Boston towers and the harbor at dusk with the Custom House Tower in the middle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon Beyond Towers

Boston at night with the new Moon in the backdrop of high towers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




City Stargazing

Boston at night with the new Moon in the backdrop of high towers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Beyond City

Towers in the Boston downtown at night with the new Moon in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Venus Above Boston

Boston downtown skyline and the harbor at dusk with the crescent Moon and Venus in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston Skyline at Dusk

Panoramic view of Boston downtown skyline and the harbor at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston in Spring

A fully blossomed tree, at the bank of Charles River, in a sunny spring day of Boston, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Triple Conjunction and the Vale

Moon, Venus and Jupiter in a triple conjunction at dusk with Lyman Estate, a National Historic Landmark near Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Boston Public Library

The courtyard of Boston Public Library and the statue of Bacchante and Infant Faun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Harvard in Fall

The Harvard Yard in autumn with a student working on his laptop and a maple tree in vivid red.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlight Reflection on the Charles

Boston at night with the moon above the city's skyline and a goose standing on a Charles river boat dock.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Harpa

Inside Harpa, a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dance Sculptures

Dansleikur (Dance) bronze sculptures, next to the Perlan landmark hill-top building, overlooking Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reykjavik in Morning Twilight

Morning twilight above the church of Hallgrímur, the landmark of Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reykjavik in Morning Twilight

Morning twilight above the church of Hallgrímur, the landmark of Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




East Iceland

A fishing hut at a fjord in eastern Iceland with Skrudur island in the background. It rises steeply out of the sea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ice on the Beach

Crystal clear little iceberg on a black sand beach near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Little Iceberg

Crystal clear little iceberg on a black sand beach near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland at Sunset

Crystal clear icebergs at the shore of Atlantic Ocean near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Basalt Sea Stacks

The night sky and the Milky Way at the break of dawn over massive basalt sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar near Vik in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alien Planet

The night sky and the Milky Way at the break of dawn over massive basalt sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar near Vik in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cheerful Sea Birds

Sea birds fly cheerfully near the sunrise over massive basalt sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar near Vik in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Good Morning Iceland

Sea birds fly cheerfully near the sunrise over massive basalt sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar near Vik in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Ocean waves and massive basalt sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar near Vik in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Fulmar

The northern fulmar birds fly around their cliff-top nests in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Our Charming Home

A couple of the northern fulmar birds in their nest in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Skogafoss

Skogafoss waterfall, 60 meters high, on the Skógá River in southern Iceland, at the cliffs of the former coastline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Earth Water

Winter view of Godafoss (waterfall of the gods) in northern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Godafoss

Winter view of Godafoss (waterfall of the gods) in northern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Waterfall of the Gods

Winter view of Godafoss (waterfall of the gods) in northern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Winterscape

Winter view of Godafoss (waterfall of the gods) in northern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Purple Rays in Pitch Black Sky

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a faint but delicate crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Wings

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays Across the Sky

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eruption Moment

Closeup view of Strokkur geyser erupting, making a water column 30 meters high every few minutes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Land of Geysers

Steam from geysers in Mývatn geothermal area, northern Iceland. A volcano appears at the horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Husavik Port

Northern Iceland port town of Husavik is a center for whale watching. The main landmark of the town is a wooden church from 1907.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Edge Light

The setting sun illuminating cloud edges in yellow and red over the Atlantic Ocean, seen from western Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fjord View

Water streams from mountains to a fjord in a sunny spring day of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spring Clouds

A sunny day in western Iceland with mountains and a volcano under fluffy cumulus clouds.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




When Spring Arrives

Snow melts into fresh streams in an early spring day of Iceland. Mountains and a volcano appear at the horizon, under cumulus clouds.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell (Church mountain) is a 463m high mountain on the coast of Iceland's Snaefellsnes peninsula.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eye to Eye


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Babak A. Tafreshi




Blond Horses

Icelandic horses in southern Iceland. They are small, at times pony-sized, but long-lived and hardy horses.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Horses in Iceland

Icelandic horses in Thingvellir National Park of Iceland with the setting sun over a snow-covered volcano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Touch

An Icelandic horse in southern Iceland touches hand of a man.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Of Horses and Men

An Icelandic horse in southern Iceland touches hand of a man. They are small, at times pony-sized, but long-lived and hardy horses.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Ponny

Icelandic horses in southern Iceland. They are small, at times pony-sized, but they are long-lived and hardy horses.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Icelandic Horses

Icelandic horses in southern Iceland. They are small, at times pony-sized, but they are long-lived and hardy horses.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Starry Night of Southern Iceland

Green aurora and starry sky over the Atlantic Ocean shore in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Lights Over the Atlantic Shores

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, dance over the shores of Atlantic Ocean in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Half Starry

Stars above a lighthouse in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Silence

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above a lake in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Pond

Panoramic view of aurora borealis, the northern lights, above a lake in southern Iceland. The moon and Venus appear on the left.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Trailing and Rotating

Time-exposure fisheye image of aurora and star trails above the Atlantic Ocean from the western coast of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Aurora

Aurora borealis burst into a bright crown above an icewall, a frozen water cascade, in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crayons

Aurora borealis above a fjord in western Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora and the Church Mountain

A major solar storm that reached the earth on 2015 march 17-18 generated impressive aurora displays.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lights Above Kirkjufell

A National Geographic cover image. The northern lights appear in all colors above an iconic natural landmark of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Nightscape

A major solar storm that reached the earth on 2015 march 17-18 generated impressive aurora displays.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Colorful Night of Iceland

A National Geographic cover image. The northern lights appear in all colors above an iconic natural landmark of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bursting Aurora Rays

View of aurora borealis bursting in colorful rays above the shore of Atlantic Ocean, Iceland. Venus shines brightly at lower right.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lost in Beauty

A woman enjoys the view of aurora borealis, the northern lights, bursting in colorful rays above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crowning Overhead

A woman enjoys the view of aurora borealis, the northern lights, bursting in colorful rays above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Lights Portrait

A visitor enjoys the view of aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fairy Northern Lights

A visitor enjoys the view of aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Crown

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Crown

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rat Casting

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Wings

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear in a spectacular crown (aurora corona) in the night sky of Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




All Green

View of aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the Atlantic Ocean in the western Iceland shoreline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Ocean Reflection

View of aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the Atlantic Ocean in the western Iceland shoreline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays of Light

View of aurora borealis, the northern lights above the Atlantic Ocean in the western Iceland shoreline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Oceanside

View of aurora borealis, the northern lights above the Atlantic Ocean in the western Iceland shoreline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Moment to Capture

A couple enjoy the view of the northern lights, bursting in colorful rays above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lights Above Lights

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the lights of a seaside town in Iceland, near Kirkjufell in Snaefellsnes peninsula.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Waterfall and Aurora

Green aurora shines through clouds above Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Active Aurora Arc

An arc of Aurora borealis appears above a river in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Active Aurora Arc

An arc of Aurora borealis appears above a river running from Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Lights in Southern Iceland

Panoramic view of green aurora arc above Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Photography

A photographer captures the northern lights. The green aurora appear above farm lands in the southern Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Our View to the Galaxy

The Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of 5,000 meters on in the Chilean Andes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Sunrise

Sunrise and colorful cloud over a lake in northern Maine, New England.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Good Morning Maine

Sunrise and colorful clouds over a lake in Maine.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of New England

A forest in bright yellow autumn foliage, New Hampshire. The New England area is known for its amazing fall foliage.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New England Home

A forest road to a cottage, embraced by bright yellow maples during autumn foliage in Maine, New England.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lost in Color

A forest road to a cottage, embraced by bright yellow maples during autumn foliage in Maine, New England.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zabriskie Point

Sunrise shines on erosional colorful landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of the Death Valley

Sunrise shines on erosional colorful landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zabriskie Landscape

Sunrise shines on erosional colorful landscape of Zabriskie Point; a part of Amargosa Range in the Death Valley, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above El Capitan

At the break of dawn bright star Arcturus rises over the Half Dome and El Capitan rock formations in the Yosemite Valley.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlit Yosemite

Planet Venus in the morning sky above Yosemite National Park. Bright star Arcturus is near the center.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Valley at the Break of Dawn

Planet Venus in the morning sky above Yosemite valley, California. Bright star Arcturus is near the center.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Fall Nightscape

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn. Aspen trees at the shore of Merced River appear in yellow-red.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Night Panorama

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Sirius Above Golden Aspens

The winter Milky Way, bright star Sirius, and constellation Orion appear over golden aspen trees in an autumn night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reflections in Moonlight

The winter Milky Way, bright star Sirius, and constellation Orion appear over golden aspen trees in an autumn night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Sirius Above Golden Aspens

The winter Milky Way, bright star Sirius, and constellation Orion appear over golden aspen trees in an autumn night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Paradise

A moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fall Colors in Moonlight

A moonlit autumn night on a bridge over the Merced river in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Celestial Bears and Fall Colors

A moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park, with golden aspen trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Jupiter

A moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite, Horizon to Horizon

A horizon to horizon vertical panorama of a moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fisheye

A fish-eye view of a starry autumn night in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fulldome

A fish-eye view (fulldome) of a starry autumn night in the Yosemite National Park, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Life in the Galaxy

The Milky Way in a starry autumn night of the Yosemite National Park. The giant Sequoia trees tower above a small tree.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlight Walk

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Golden Trees

A moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sentinel Stars

A moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park, with golden aspen trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite in Moonlight

Panoramic view of a moonlit autumn night at the shore of Merced river in the Yosemite National Park, with golden aspen trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fall Colors in Moonlight

A moonlit night of Yosemite National Park with golden aspen trees, Populus species, in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Nightscape

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Night Panorama

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Autumn Night

A starry autumn night of the Yosemite National Park. The giant Sequoia trees towers above a small tree.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reaching for the Stars

The Milky Way in a starry night of the Yosemite National Park. The giant Sequoia trees towers to the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Night Panorama

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sequoia Trees at Night

Panoramic nightscape view of the Yosemite National Park. The giant Sequoia trees tower to the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sequoia Forest in Fulldome

A fish-eye view (fulldome) of the Milky Way in a starry autumn night of the Yosemite National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Under the Giants

A starry autumn night of the Yosemite National Park. The giant Sequoia trees towers above a golden aspen.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sentinel Trails

A time-exposure image of a moonlit autumn night of Yosemite National Park with golden aspen trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Golden Night of Yosemite

A moonlit night of Yosemite National Park with golden aspen trees in autumn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite at Night

Standing at the edge of the Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, a World Heritage Site in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Golden Aspens

Golden aspen trees, Populus species, in autumn with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance, photographed in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sierra Nevada Autumn Landscape

Golden aspen trees, Populus species, in autumn with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Winter Night of Natanz

A time-exposure image has captured star trails, caused by the sky rotation, in a moonlit winter night over a stone hut in Zagros Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Moonlit Winter Night of Zagros

Stars and clouds in a moonlit winter night over a small stone hut in snow-covered Zagros Mountains, near Natanz, central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Unfrozen

Stars and clouds in a moonlit winter night over a small stone hut. Constellation Cassiopeia and Polaris appear in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




After a Snow Storm

Stars and clouds in a moonlit winter night. The North Star, Polaris, appears in the clear hole on the left.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Clouds

Stars and clouds in a moonlit winter night over a small stone hut in snow-covered Zagros Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Model Telescope

A classic model telescopes at an astronomy exhibition in Doha.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sharing the Sky

People enjoy a public stargazing session by in Doha, Qatar, by the Emirates Mobile Observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cheetah Portrait

Portrait of a cheetah in Masai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cheetah

Portrait of a cheetah in Masai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




African Cheetah and Her Cub

An African cheetah and her cub resting and watching for prey in Masai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




African Cheetah and Her Cub

An African cheetah and her cub resting and watching for prey in Masai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




African Cheetah and Her Cub

An African cheetah and her cub surveying the landscape for prey in Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Masai Mara Panorama

An African cheetah and her cub surveying the landscape for prey, in Masai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Durbar Square at Night

Night at the Durbar Square of Bhaktapur; a complex of historic temples and monuments in the eastern side of Kathmandu Valley.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Emirates Mobile Observatory

A public stargazing session in Doha, Qatar, by the Emirates Mobile Observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sharing the Sky

People enjoy a public stargazing session by in Doha, Qatar, by the Emirates Mobile Observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kids Observing the Sun

School children at a public sun observing program in Doha, Qatar, by the Emirates Mobile Observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomy Exhibit

Old model telescopes at an astronomy exhibition in Doha.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Inside Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia, one of the oldest churches in the world.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Inside the Garni Temple

The ancient temple of Garni, a major symbol of Armenia landmarks about 28 km southeast from Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Inside Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia, one of the oldest churches in the world.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Shah Abbas in Armenia

Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia, one of the world's oldest churches. A picture of the Persian king Shāh Abbās appears on the building.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Memorial in Yerevan

Night at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora in Fulldome (motion)

Timelapse videos of incredible displays of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights above Lapland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kilimanjaro at Night (motion)

Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa, under stunningly starry skies of Amboseli at the border of Kenya and Tanzania.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio Nightscapes (motion)

Timelapse motions of Rio de Janeiro at night. Sky in motion, star trails, and lightning over this restless heart of Brazil.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake of Fire at Night (motion)

Azores by night, galactic views from the heart of Atlantic Ocean, filmed in timelapse motion.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini by Night (motion)

Timelapse nightscapes of Santorini island, Greece.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Magic Telescopes (motion)

The MAGIC telescopes and starry nights of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, at top of a caldera on the Canary island of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Corona over Germany (motion)

From the bank of river Moselle in Germany (Mosel), the town and spectacular castle of Cochem appear at night in a timelapse video.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Guide to Timelapse Photography (motion)

A video tutorial on timelapse photography in general and how to use a tracking mount for pan motions in timelapse videos.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Guide to Nightscape Photography (motion)

Filmed at two of the world's best dark sky sites in Chile, the tutorial includes various nightscape and astrophotography tips.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Polarie Star Tracker (motion)

A video tutorial on Polarie, the most compact star tracking mount made for sky photographers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Himalayas (motion)

Stars above the roof of the world. Mt Everest and other Himalayan peaks in Nepal appear in this nightscape timelapse clip.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls (motion)

Early morning timelapse motion of the Lower Yellowstone Falls. The majestic falls drops 94m.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




World`s Largest Astronomy Meeting (motion)

3000 astronomers from across the world gathered in one of the biggest astronomy conferences ever in Beijing in 2012 (report in Persian).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rudbar

Green landscape of Deylaman mountainous region near Rudbar, Gilan province in northern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Talesh

Green landscape and dense forests of Talesh, also called Tavalesh, in the Alborz Mountain Range near the Caspian Sea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise Meadow

Spring landscape of wild yellow flowers and wooden huts on a green meadow in the Dohezar forest near the Caspian Sea, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wild Blue Flowers

Spring landscape of wild blue flowers in Kurdistan of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crown Imperials

Crown Imperial flowers, of the genus Fritillaria, grow wild on the Zagros Mountains in southwest Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kurdistan

Spring landscape of wilde flowers on green mountains in Kurdistan of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Village and Gardens

A traditional village known as Anbouh (Dense in Persian) packed in a green valley of gardens in Gilan, northern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Embraced in Yellow

Spring landscape filled with yellow flowers in a village near Kojur in mountainous forests of Mazandaran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Deylaman

A village road in spring landscape of Deylaman, mountainous forests of Gilan in northern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meymand

Ancient hand-dug caves built as houses in Meymand, a village in Kerman, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meybod

The Narin Qal'eh or Narin Castle is a mud-brick ancient fort in Meybod, Iran, dates back to per-islamic era.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night in a Shepherds Hut

Time-exposure image of star trails in a moonlit night beyond the wooden roof a shepherds hut, lit by fire.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Imamzadeh

An Imamzadeh (a shrine) in the Alamut Valley of Iran appears at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Seasons

Comparing views of a village road in winter and spring. A shrine is on the left, in the Alamut valley, Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Snow-covered Village Road

Winter view of a snow-covered village road passing by an Imamzadeh (a shrine) in the Alamut valley, Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Apple Blossom

Blossomed apple trees and poplar trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iran Spring

Filled with wild flowers, Mount Damavand in the Alborz Mountains of Iran appears in spring.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Above an Ocean of Clouds

Standing above a sea of clouds at altitude of 3300 meters on slopes of Mount Damavand, looking out to sunset over Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Sabalan Summit

The frozen crater lake on the summit of Mount Sabalan, an inactive stratovolcano near Ardabil in northwestern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Our Story of Sialan

Sitting on a glacier near the peak of Mt Sialan (4200 m) in the Alborz Mountains of Iran, where a story begins to change my life forever.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Climbing

Mountaineers climbing snow-covered slopes in a sunny winter day.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz Winter Landscape

Melting snow at the end of winter in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran. The Tochal peak (~ 4000m) is visible at top.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Sunshine

Melting snow at the end of winter in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Snow Water

Melting snow at the end of winter in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Walking on Fresh Snow

Fresh snow on a track to a village near Fasham in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fresh Snow

Fresh snow on the rugged landscape of Alborz Mountains near Tehran Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle on the Alborz Mountains

Ancient ruins of a castle called Qaleh Dokhtar, located on a 3500m peak in the Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Margoon Falls

Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran. Margoon in Persian means "snake like".
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Golestan Forest at Fall

Loveh waterfall in the Golestan national park, near the Caspian Sea, northern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Shazdeh Garden

The gate to the historic Shazdeh Garden (meaning Prince’s Garden) near Mahan in Kerman province, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cloud Mystery

The bright blue patch is rocket fuel that has been dumped into the atmosphere by an Atlas V rocket, launched from Cape Canaveral.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fan-shaped Rocket Fuel Dump

The bright blue patch is rocket fuel that has been dumped into the atmosphere by an Atlas V rocket, launched from Cape Canaveral.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Footprints

Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and the rest of constellation Canis Major (the Great Dog) above a snow-covered hill marked by footprints.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yush in Spring

A blossomed tree in the spring landscape of Alborz Mountains near Yush, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Sirius in the Winter Sky

Constellations Orion and Canis Major (the Big Dog, with the bright star Sirius) are shown with symbolic depictions in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Haraz Valley Night Exposure

A time-exposure image of Alborz Mountains in Iran, has captured star trails above Haraz Valley and Mount Damavand.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lion Tombstone

A lion tombstone (Shir-e sangi in Persian), a form of Iranian nomadic gravestone that represents bravery.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Waterfall in Paradise

The 85m high Shevi waterfall in the Zagros Mountains, Khuzestan, southwest Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road in Zagros

A road in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, towards Zard Kuh 4,221 m, that holds glaciers. The area is the land of Bakhtiari tribe.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Landscape

Landscape of Vineyards and a hill-top tree near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Landscape

Landscape of Vineyards and hill-top trees near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Vineyards and Hill-top Trees

Landscape of Vineyards and hill-top trees near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Vineyards and Hill-top Trees

Landscape of Vineyards and hill-top trees near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Portugal Landscape

Landscape of Vineyards and hill-top trees near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Portugal Landscape

Landscape of Vineyards and hill-top trees near Douro river in northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa River

Coa river and its halted dam in Portugal. The valley, a world heritage site, holds some of the world's oldest petroglyph.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Valley

Coa river and its halted dam in Portugal. The valley, a world heritage site, holds some of the world's oldest petroglyphs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Valley Rock Art

Prehistoric petroglyph of animals in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Horse in Coa Valley

A prehistoric petroglyph of a horse in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Valley Rock Art

A prehistoric petroglyph of a horse in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites, a World Heritage Site in northeastern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Deer in Coa Valley

A prehistoric petroglyph of a deer in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Deer in Coa Valley

A prehistoric petroglyph of a deer in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Bull in Coa Valley

Prehistoric petroglyph of a bull in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Valley at Dusk

Panoramic view of prehistoric petroglyph of a bull next to the Coa River in Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Bull in Coa Valley

Prehistoric petroglyph of a bull in Coa Valley, one of the world's oldest rock art sites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistoric Bull in Coa Valley

Archaeologist Antonio Batarda points to a prehistoric petroglyph of a bull in Coa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Reflections

A large plant growing on a bank of the Coa River, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Riverside Plant

A large plant growing on a bank of the Coa River, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa River

A large plant at the shore of Coa River in Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Breaking Clouds and Mist

Clouds and mist break apart after a rainy day in Coa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




First Blue After Rain

Clouds and mist break apart after a rainy day in Coa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




First Blue After Rain

Clouds and mist break apart after a rainy day in Coa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Breaking Clouds

Clouds and mist break apart after a rainy day in Coa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Engraving in Coa Valley

An engraving from 19th century visitor to the Coa Valley prehistoric petroglyph, at the shore of Coa River in Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa River

An engraving from 19th century visitor to the Coa Valley prehistoric petroglyph, at the shore of Coa River in Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Green Shores of Douro

Vineyards next to Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wine Region

Vineyards next to Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Winding Wine Road

A landscape of vineyard-covered hills along the Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Winding Wine Road

A landscape of vineyard-covered hills along the Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Douro River

Vineyards next to Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Douro River

Vineyards next to Douro river, near Coa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Museum of Rock Art

Archaeologist Antonio Batarda describes a prehistoric petroglyph model in the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Museum of Rock Art

Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coa Museum of Rock Art

Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley, northern Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sundial in Munich

A large sundial in Marienplatz, the old central square of Munich, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Salzburg by Night

In a time-exposure image of star trails (sky motion) a bright meteor appears in the night sky of Salzburg.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wooden Church Night Exposure

A night on the slopes of Alps, overlooking the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Glow in the Dark

Dreamview photographer Babak Tafreshi standing against dawn, after a stargazing night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Thin Moon Above Durbar Square

As the morning twilight changes the color of sky, the crescent Moon rises above the Durbar Square of Kathmandu.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Towards the Galactic Center

The Milky Way and passing clouds appear in the dark night sky of La Silla Observatory, southern Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Leo in a Spring Night (annotated)

Constellation Leo is the symbol of spring night sky in the northern hemisphere.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Leo in a Spring Night

Constellation Leo is the symbol of spring night sky in the northern hemisphere.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon

A very thin crescent New Moon appears at dusk at the western horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteors Streaks Over Kilimanjaro

A meteor and Magellanic Clouds over Kilimanjaro in a moonlight night of southern Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kilimanjaro Star Trails

Time-exposure image of night sky has captured star trails over Kilimanjaro in a moonlight night of Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations in the Evening Sky

Constellations Cassiopeia, Perseus, and Aurira appear in the evening twilight over Dizin ski resort in Alborz Mountains near Tehran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Taurus in the Winter Sky

Bright winter stars in constellations Orion, Taurus, Auriga, and Gemini approach the horizon above Dizin ski piste in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius, the King of Winter Sky

Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and rest of constellation Canis Major appear above the Alborz Mountains in a winter night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dazzling Star

Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and rest of constellation Canis Major appear above the Alborz Mountains in a winter night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Village Lights

Crescent moon at dawn over the Alborz Mountains. The Earthshine is visible on the moon disc.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine

Crescent moon at dawn over the Alborz Mountains. The Earthshine is visible on the moon disc.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Moon at Dawn

Crescent moon at dawn over the Alborz Mountains and villages in the Haraz valley of Iran. The Earthshine is visible on the moon disc.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Moon Above the Alborz Mountains

Crescent moon at dawn over the Alborz Mountains and villages in the Haraz valley of Iran. The Earthshine is visible on the moon disc.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Natural Pyramid in Iran Desert

Mount Ernan (2767m high), an iconic single conical pyramid-like mountain rising 840 m above the desert near Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yazd in Spring

Fluffy desert flowers and Oghab Kooh or Eagle Mountain in Taft, near Yazd, Iran. The mountain resembles a sitting giant eagle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Flowers and Eagle Mountain

Fluffy desert flowers and Oghab Kooh or Eagle Mountain in Taft, near Yazd, Iran. The mountain resembles a sitting giant eagle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Royal Residency

Inside the Dolatabad historic pavilion and garden in Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yazd

The iconic tiles in the 12th-century Jameh mosque of Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yazd Tile Patterns

The iconic tiles in the 12th-century Jameh mosque of Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jameh Mosque of Yazd

The iconic tiles in the 12th-century Jameh mosque of Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Moon and the Milky Way

The totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Watchtower Star Trails

Time-exposure image of star trails above an ancient watchtower in Niasar village near Kashan, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and the Eagle Mountain

The night sky above Oghab Kooh or Eagle Mountain in Taft, near Yazd, Iran. The mountain resembles a sitting giant eagle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eagle Mountain Nightscape

The night sky above Oghab Kooh or the Eagle Mountain in Taft, near Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wind Tower Starscape

Constellations Orion and Taurus in the evening twilight over a wind tower near Yazd, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kharanaq at Night

Ruins of the ancient city of Kharanaq near yazd, Iran. Light of the newer living town appears in the background.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Past and Future

Ruins of the ancient city of Kharanaq near yazd, Iran. Light of the newer living town appears in the background.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing in the Winter Sky

An observer watching the starry sky standing on old ruins in Iran's Dasht-e Kavir (the Great Salt Desert).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Caravan of Time

A time-exposure star trail shows the rotation of the sky around the north celestial pole over the historic caravansary of Deh Namak in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert under Moonlight

A moonlit night sky above desert sand dunes. Constellation Corvus, the Crow, appears in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Civilization in the Milky Way

A starry desert night with the Milky Way and light of a far city.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius in the Starry Sky

A starry desert night with Sirius and constellation Canis Major (the Great Dog) next to the Milky Way band.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Leo

A starry desert night sky with constellations Leo and Hydra.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations in a Starry Desert Sky

The winter Milky Way and constellations Orion, Gemini, Canis Major and Canis Minor, photographed in a starry desert sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lion in the Desert Sky

In a starry night of central Iran desert, Constellation Leo and planet Saturn are photographed above a sand dune.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Flamingos and Mount Damavand

Flamingos fly over Miankaleh, an important bird and wildlife refuge in the southeastern Caspian Sea. Mount Damavand is in the background.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Village Sky

A long exposure image of sky motion shows star trails over the wooden roof of a village house. Photographed in the Alamut Valley, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Arc Above Alamut

The arc of the Milky Way is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut, in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Oak Eclipse

Eclipsed moon photographed over an oak tree. Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus in June 2012. Venus, the black dot, seen passing in front of the Sun, a rare event.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Totality

Solar prominences and the corona appearing as the last rays of the Sun disappear behind the Moon during a total solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Last Rays

Solar prominences and the corona appearing as the last rays of the Sun disappear behind the Moon during a total solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Sun and Planets

The sun during the 2008 total solar eclipse over Altai Mountain, Siberia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Diamond Ring of a Solar Eclipse

The last rays of the Sun create a diamond ring as the solar corona appears during the total solar eclipse of 2008 in the Altai Mountain.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Solar Eclipse over a River

The diamond ring effect during the 2008 total solar eclipse over a River in the Altai Mountain, Siberia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Diamond Ring of a Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse and the diamond ring effect.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ring of Fire

The sun during an annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

The sun during an annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

A composite image of the October 2005 annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

A composite image of the October 2005 annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Total Solar Eclipse

A sequence of images taken during a total solar eclipse. The disc of the moon is seen moving over the disc of the sun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

A composite image of the October 2005 annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

A composite image of the October 2005 annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Annular Solar Eclipse

A composite image of the October 2005 annular solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Under a Tree

During a solar eclipse images of the eclipsed crescent sun appear in the shadow under a tree.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Viewing a Solar Eclipse

Partial phase of the 2008 total solar eclipse in Siberia. Woman holding a filter over the partially eclipsed Sun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Viewing a Solar Eclipse

Partial phase of the 2008 total solar eclipse in Siberia. Woman holding a filter over the partially eclipsed Sun.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Sun

Partial phase of a solar eclipse, a few minutes before total eclipse, photographed through a telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Partial Solar Eclipse

Partial phase of a solar eclipse photographed through a telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Partial Solar Eclipse

Partial phase of a solar eclipse photographed through a telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Sun

Partial phase of a solar eclipse in a partly cloudy sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Sun

Partial phase of a solar eclipse in a partly cloudy sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Partial Eclipse

Partial phase of a solar eclipse in a partly cloudy sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Misty Panorama

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alentejo at Sunrise

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alentejo at Sunrise

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fog Rivers

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Misty Valley at Sunrise

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dream View in Portugal

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus in a Misty Morning

Before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Portugal. Bright Venus is still visible in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus in a Misty Morning

Moments before sunrise the morning mist dances in the valley below Monsaraz village in Alentejo, a south-central region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Light Pollution

The night sky above immense light pollution of Doha, Qatar, captured from northern part of the country 60 km out of Doha.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Menhir

A misty morning twilight at the prehistoric Cromlech of Xerez near Monsaraz village, Alentejo, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Prehistroic Menhir in a Misty Morning

A misty morning twilight at the prehistoric Cromlech of Xerez near Monsaraz village, Alentejo, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light and Prehistoric Stone Circle

Night sky and zodiacal light near the morning twilight over the prehistoric Cromlech of Xerez near Monsaraz village in Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Monsaraz

Night sky above the historic castle in the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Monsaraz Nightscape

Night sky above the historic castle in the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle Night

Night sky above the historic castle in the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle Night

Night sky above the historic castle in the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Misty Night of Alentejo

Night sky in a misty night from the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lights and Stars

Night sky above the historic castle in the hilltop town of Monsaraz in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alentejo Starry Sky

Constellations Canis Major and Orion are photographed above Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal

Sirius and constellations Orion are photographed above Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails Above the Burnt City

A time-exposure image of star trails over the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian), southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails Above the Burnt City

A time-exposure image of star trails over the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian), southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above the Burnt City

Mars and winter stars above the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian) in Sistan plains of southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars over the Burnt City

Mars and winter stars above the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian) in Sistan plains of southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Shahr-I Sukhta at Night

Night sky above the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian) in Sistan plains of southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter Above the Burnt City

Jupiter shines above the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian) in Sistan plains of southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars over the Burnt City

Mars and bright star Capella over Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian), a World Heritage Site in southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Burnt City, A World Heritage Site

Evening twilight at the archeological site of Shahr-I Sukhta (Burnt City in Persian), a World Heritage Site in southeastern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Canopus Above Los Angeles

The night sky above the lights of Los Angeles as seen from Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Los Angeles at Night

Lights of Los Angeles as seen from Mount WIlson in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Los Angeles

The night sky above the lights of Los Angeles as seen from Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yucca and Los Angeles Lights

Lights of Los Angeles as seen from Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest near LA. A bent Yucca plant appears in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Broadcasting Los Angeles

Mount Wilson near Los Angeles is the location of an Observatory and for relay broadcasting of radio and television.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree View Inside an Observatory

360-degree panoramic view from inside the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Casiopeia and the 60-inch Telescope

Constellation Cassiopeia appear over the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Peering Through the Universe

The 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Pioneering Telescope

Ultra wide-angle panoramic view of the night sky above the 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mt Wilson Telescope in Action

Fish-eye view of the 60-inch telescope on Mt Wilson Observatory. The long exposure image shows the motion of the telescope and sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




100 Years of Exploring the Heavens

Fish-eye image (fulldome view) of the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Observing the Sky on Mount Wilson

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Glancing at the Sky Through a Giant Telescope

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Night Sky on Mount Wilson

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles. Its "First light" was in 1908 when it was the world's largest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The 60-inch Telescope on Mt Wilson

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles. Its "First light" was in 1908 when it was the world's largest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




100-inch Telescope on Mt Wilson

The 100 inch Hooker telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Above Mt Wilson Observatory

Milky Way and the Summer Triangle over the Mt Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles. In the foreground is one of the CHARA Array telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Los Angeles Lights

Lights of Los Angeles as seen from Mount Wilson.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter above Mount Wilson

Jupiter above the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mt Wilson Observatory and Los Angeles

The Mt Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles. Planet Jupiter in Taurus appears over the 60 inch telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mt Wilson Solar Tower

Night sky in a moonlit night over a solar tower on Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Salt Pans

A fisheye view of the Milky Way in the starry sky of La Palma, Canary Islands. In the foreground are salt pans.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Chapel and Shooting Star

A colorful meteor streaks the sky in Ursa Minor over an old chapel in La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Old Chapel

Bright star Deneb and the Milky Way in Cygnus, appear above an old chapel.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galaxy Rise

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius rises over volcanic landscape of Mt Teide.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Center

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius rises over La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter above Altiplano

Jupiter shines brightly above moonlit nightscape of Volcanoes on Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




ALMA Telescopes and Volcanoes

ALMA telescopes with the backdrop of volcanoes on Chile Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Chajnantor Sunset

Sunset at 5100 meters high Chajnantor plateau, the location of ALMA radio telescopes, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




APEX Telescope at Sunset

APEX telescope at sunset, at 5100 meters high on Chajnantor plateau, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Surreal Night Sky Panorama

Time-exposure 360-degree panorama has captured nearly the entire sky over La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Surreal Night Sky Panorama

Time-exposure 360-degree panorama has captured nearly the entire sky over La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Star Trails

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky over rocks in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Star Trails in Full Dome

The time-exposure fisheye image (fulldome) has captured the rotating sky over La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Star Trails in Full Dome

The time-exposure fisheye image (fulldome) has captured the rotating sky over La Silla, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over the Very Large Telescope

Time-exposure fisheye view of the stars and the Milky Way trailing in the sky over Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over the Very Large Telescope

Time-exposure fisheye view of the stars and the Milky Way trailing in the sky over Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Very Large Telescope in 360 Panorama

360-degree Panorama of the night sky over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Paranal Observatory

The Milky Way over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Paranal Observatory

The Milky Way over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Paranal Observatory in Full Dome

Fisheye view (fulldome) of the Milky Way over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Green Energies in the Atacama

The Milky Way above wind turbines and solar panels at the remotely located Cerro Armazones Observatory, an oasis in the Atacam Desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Base in future

The Southern Milky Way from Centaurus to Crux (the Southern Cross), and Carina, above Cerro Armazones Observatory in the Atacama Desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cerro Armazones Observatory

The Atacama Desert at dusk. The Cerro Armazones Observatory appears like a future human base on Mars, an oasis in the desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Oasis in the Atacama

The Atacama Desert at dusk. The Cerro Armazones Observatory appears like a future human base on Mars, an oasis in the desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cerro Armazones in Full Dome

An all-sky fisheye view (fulldome) from the top of Cerro Armazones mountain (3064 m) in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




European Extremely Large Telescope

Panoramic view from the top of Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert of Chile; the site for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Planet Above Atacama Desert

Mars at its brightest during opposition with the Earth, rising with bright star Spica above the Atacama Desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cerro Armazones Night Sky

The night sky in the evening twilight above Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky Above the Valley of the Moon

The southern Milky Way above moonlit landscape of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in the Atacama desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky Above Licancabur Volcano

The night sky above volcanoes near the town of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, at the Bolivia border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Planet and Volcanoes

Bright red Mars and the starry sky above the chain of volcanoes near San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, at the Bolivia border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky

The night sky above volcanoes near the town of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, next to the Bolivia border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and Chain of Volcanoes

Bright red Mars and the starry sky above the chain of volcanoes near the town of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, near Bolivia border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Canyon Nightscape

360-degree panoramic images of the night sky above a small canyon in the Atacama Desert near the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Canyon All Sky

An all-sky fisheye image (fulldome) of the night sky above a small canyon in the Atacama Desert near the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Astrotoursim

A stargazer observes objects in the southern Milky Way through a large Dobsonian telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Stargazing

A stargazer watches the southern view of the Milky Way from the Altiplano in northern Chile. The faint red bands are airglow.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




ALMA at the Break of Dawn

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of over 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and Nebula and ALMA Telescopes

Constellation Orion sets over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




ALMA Telescopes in 360-degree Panorama

360-degree panoramic view of the Milky Way over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon and Radio Dishes

The very thin crescent of new moon in the evening sky of ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 radio telescopes at 5000 meters high.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon over ALMA Telescopes

The very thin crescent of new moon in the evening sky of ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 radio telescopes at 5000 meters high.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Imaging at 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way appears over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters (over 16000 ft) high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Under Altiplano Stunningly Starry Sky

The Milky Way appears over the Dreamview photographer Babak Tafreshi and ALMA radio telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Cross & Carina Nebula Above ALMA

The southern Milky Way above ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 radio telescopes located at 5000 meters high in the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and the Galaxy over Radio Telescopes

The Milky Way over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Milky Way Above ALMA

The Milky Way appears over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Galaxy over ALMA

The Milky Way appears over the ALMA radio telescopes, an array of 66 dishes located 5000 meters high on the Chilean Altiplano.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persian Tea

A Persian cup of tea (Chai). A lady serving tea in a traditional Persian glass cup at a family party.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Astronomer, Without Borders

Mike Simmons, the founder of Astronomers Without Borders, photographed at a starparty in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




An Astronomer, Without Borders

Mike Simmons, the founder of Astronomers Without Borders, photographed at a starparty in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Scorpion`s Head over an Imperial Castle

Constellation Scorpius appears over the Cochem castle, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle by Night

Cochem castle and Moselle river at night from the town of Cochem, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle by Night

Cochem castle and Moselle river at night from the town of Cochem, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above an Imperial Castle

Cochem castle at night, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem Castle at Night

Cochem castle at night, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem Castle at Night

Cochem castle at night, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Flaring Satellite Above a Castle

Cochem castle at night, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany. A flaring satellite appears in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem at Night

Cochem castle at night, located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany. A flaring satellite appears in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine

The first quarter hides behind the Cochem castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle Details

Cochem castle at night. Located at the banks of the Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Hides Behind Cochem Castle

The first quarter hides behind the Cochem castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle and the Moon

The first quarter hides behind the Cochem castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem and Moselle River

The town of Cochem at the bank of Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem and Moselle River

The town of Cochem at the bank of Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle Riverside

The town of Cochem at the bank of Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




At the Bank of Moselle

The town of Cochem at the bank of Moselle river, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle and the Moon

Atmospheric corona around the moon, photographed above Cochem castle at dusk, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle and the Moon

Atmospheric corona around the moon, photographed above Cochem castle at dusk, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Imperial View

Atmospheric corona around the moon, photographed above Cochem castle and Moselle river at dusk from the town of Cochem, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cochem Corona

Atmospheric corona around the moon, photographed above Cochem castle and Moselle river at dusk from the town of Cochem, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Sets Behind Windmills

The full moon sets behind two historic windmills on the island of Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Windmill`s Moon

The full moon rises above a historic windmill on the island of Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wolf Moon and Windmills

The first full moon of 2015 sets at dawn behind two historic windmills on Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Touchdown

The moon sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, photographed from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Balloon

The moon sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, photographed from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Seaside New Year

New year fireworks at the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The neighboring island of Lanzarote shines in the background.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Belem Tower

Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon, at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Corona and Belem Tower

The Moon corona (atmospheric phenomenon) appears above the Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mosaic Waves

Mosaic pavement in front of Padrão dos Descobrimentos or the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Remembering Explorers of the Seas

Mosaic pavement and a metallic model next to the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Monument to the Discoveries

Padrão dos Descobrimentos or the Monument to the Discoveries, an iconic landmark of Lisbon, near Belem Tower.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurus and Belem Tower

Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon, at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky over Lisbon

Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon, at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazers

Stargazers enjoy a moonlit night in nature, Alentejo, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Corona

The moon and a colorful atmospheric corona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Weasel in the Alborz Mountains

A weasel stands next to a tree trunk in the Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Weasel in the Alborz Mountains

A weasel stands next to a tree trunk in the Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of over 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate at night, Berlin, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate at night, Berlin, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate at night, Berlin, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Berlin at New Year

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve 2013 with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Berlin at New Year

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve 2013 with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus and Moonlit Desert

Moonlight illuminates colorful salt domes in Dasht-e Kavir (a large desert in Iran). Venus is at the horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and a Shooting Star

An interesting meteor streak (half bright and half faint) during the annual Geminid meteor shower that peaks on December 13/14.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




First Rays on the Volcano

The morning twilight and the Earth shadow over Licancabur, an iconic volcano at the border of Chile and Bolivia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night View of Andes

Night view across a group of ice penitentes (a high altitude snow formation) on a plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Licancabur Volcano at Night

Night view across a group of ice penitentes (a high altitude snow formation) on a plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Licancabur Volcano at Night

The highly symmetrical Licancabur volcano above a group of ice penitentes on a high-altitude plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Deneb and Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the constellation cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Football Fan

A football fan returns home after watching Germany playing in the World Cup.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Perseid Meteor

A bright meteor appears during the annual Persied Meteor Shower in August.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Nightscape Photographer

A night-sky photographer captures the Milky Way above the Valley of the Moon (Luna Verde) in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagittarius Star Cloud over Dolomites

Close-up view of the Milky Way above Latemar Mountain in Dolomites.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dolomites at Dawn

Dolomites are a spectacular mountain range of rugged and pillar shape peaks located in north-eastern Italy
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Passing Time in the Atacama

Star trails over rock carvings. Time-exposure image of stars passing over petroglyphs engraved in a rockface by ancient Atacameno people.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Residence at the Paranal Observatory

The Residence at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Cerro Paranal, Atacama Desert, Chile.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Atacama

The arch of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Close-up of a Hot Spring

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Close-up of a Hot Spring

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Liberty Cap

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park. Pictured here is the 45-foot high Liberty Cap, an extinct hot spring cone.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

The Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park. On the left is the 45-foot high Liberty Cap, an extinct hot spring cone.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone in Detail

A detailed view of Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone in Detail

A detailed view of Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone in Detail

A detailed view of Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Summer Landscape

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Summer Landscape

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Summer Landscape

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Summer Landscape

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bison Size

A car next to a large male bison in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geological Abstract

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geological Abstract

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geological Abstract

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geological Abstract

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




On the Stream

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Water

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Water

Water stream, rich in minerals, coming from volcanic geysers in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Old Faithful Geyser

Visitors to the Yellowstone National Park, watch an eruption of the Old Faithful Geyser.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Old Faithful Geyser

Visitors to the Yellowstone National Park, watch an eruption of the Old Faithful Geyser.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

he geothermal pool of a hot spring in Yellowstone (known as the Black Pool in the West Thumb Geyser Basin).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of a Hot Spring

The geothermal pool of a hot spring in Yellowstone (known as the Black Pool in the West Thumb Geyser Basin).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Summer Day

Tourists at a geothermal pool next to the Yellowstone lake, the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The first lights of morning on the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls

The Lower Yellowstone Falls drops 308 feet (94 m), almost twice as much as Niagara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls

The Lower Yellowstone Falls drops 308 feet (94 m), almost twice as much as Niagara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls

The Lower Yellowstone Falls drops 308 feet (94 m), almost twice as much as Niagara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls

The Lower Yellowstone Falls drops 308 feet (94 m), almost twice as much as Niagara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls

The Lower Yellowstone Falls drops almost twice as much as Niagara, and the Yellowstone river continues in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone River

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone River in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone River

Summer landscape of the Yellowstone River in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bison and Hotspring

A large male bison sitting next to a Hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Summer Day of Yellowstone

A large male bison sitting next to a Hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sulphur Caldron

Hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park. Photographed here is the Sulphur Caldron, one of the park’s most acidic springs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geothermal Pond

A geothermal pond and a hot spring in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Hot Spring

Visitors look at a hot spring in the Yellowstone National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Reflections

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Jenny Lake is one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Last Rays

Cumulus clouds lit by the setting sun at the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and the Elk Island

The Teton Mountains over Jackson Lake and Elk Island, the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Teton Range

The Teton Mountains over Jackson Lake and Elk Island, the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton National Park

Tourists enjoy the view of Teton Mountains over Jackson Lake in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Scenic Meal

View of the Teton Mountains from Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Windows to the Heaven

View of the Teton Mountains from Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jackson Lake Lodge

View of the Teton Mountains from Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Clouds at Sunset

Cumulus clouds lit by the setting sun at the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton National Park

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range appear over Jenny Lake, one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




String Lake

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range appear over String Lake, one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton National Park

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range appear over Jenny Lake, one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton Summer Day

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range appear over Jenny Lake, one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jenny Lake

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA. The Teton Range appear over Jenny Lake, one of the many lakes of the park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton Summer Day

A wooden bridge over a branch of the Snake River, the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Beavers Dam

Cut trees by beavers to build a dam on the banks of String Lake, the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Life Cycle

Cut and gnawed trees by beavers to build a dam on the banks of String Lake, the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Beavers Workshop

Cut and gnawed trees by beavers to build a dam on the banks of String Lake, the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wyoming Summer Day

An early summer day at the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jenny Lake

The Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton at Sunset

Sunset at the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cumulus Gold

Cumulus clouds shining golden yellow at Sunset, Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton at Sunset

Sunset at the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Snake River at Sunset

Sunset at the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton Sunset

Sunset at the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunset over Grand Teton and Snake River

Sunset at the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Teton Colorful Sunset

Sunset colors over the Tetons and the Jackson Lake Dam, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above Large Binocular Telescope

A meteor streaks over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor and Giant Telescope

A meteor streaks the sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope at Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Beehive Cluster & Large Binocular Telescope

Night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona. The Beehive star cluster (M44) is on the left.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Arizona

The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Sky over Mount Graham

Winter stars and the Milky Way appear over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope in Action

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. The fisheye view has captured the telescope in action during astronomical observation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Collecting Starlight

Stars reflect from one of the giant mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Collecting Starlight

Stars reflect from one of the giant mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Large Binocular Telescope

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona. The giant observatory combines two side-by-side 8-meter telescopes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Large Binocular Telescope

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham, Arizona. The giant observatory combines two side-by-side 8-meter telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way & Zodiacal Light

The Milky Way (in Cassiopeia and Perseus) above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 m above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gran Telescopio Canarias at Night

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Control Room

An astronomer works at the control room of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




GranTecan

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




GranTecan

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gran Telescopio Canarias

Sunset at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma. The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) appears in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain Top Telescope

Sunset at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma. The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) appears in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Giant Telescope

Sunset at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma. The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) appears in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gran Telescopio Canarias

Sunset at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sunset over Gran Telescopio Canarias

Sunset at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma. The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) appears in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A starry Night by the Lake

The Milky Way photographed over a lake in central Germany, near the town of Lich.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Inscription of Darius the Great

The large relief and inscription of Darius the Great in Behistun (Bisotun), a World Heritage Site near Kermanshah, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Farhad Tarash

A face relief on Farhad Tarash, a gigantic engraved wall, 200 m long high in the base of Behistun Mountain, near Darius relief.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Darius Relief

The large relief and inscription of Darius the Great in Behistun (Bisotun), a World Heritage Site near Kermanshah, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bishapur

Bas-Relief of horses (the 3rd century) from Sassanid empire near the ancient city of Bishapur, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rock Cut Tomb

The rock cut royal tomb of Da-u Dukhtar, made high on a cliff during the Achamaenid dynasty in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sarab Bahram

The ancient relief of Sarab Bahram (from Sassanid dynasty) near Nurabad, Fars, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Nurabad Kids

Kids collecting vegetables near the ancient relief of Sarab Bahram (from Sassanid dynasty) near Nurabad, Fars.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Unexcavated

A tourist looks at an ancient unexcavated hill, named Bahram pallace, in Surmagh, Fars, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Pasargadae

Remains of a palace in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cyrus Tomb

The tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cyrus the Great

The four-winged guardian figure representing Cyrus the Great, a bas-relief in Pasargadae, a World Hertage Site in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cyrus the Great

The four-winged guardian figure representing Cyrus the Great, a bas-relief in Pasargadae, a World Hertage Site in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mysterious of Ancient Persia

Relief showing the lower part of a man wrapped in a fish cloak (right) representing Oannes and a man with bull's feet, located in Pasargadae.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Oannes

Relief showing the lower part of a man wrapped in a fish cloak (right) representing Oannes and a man with bull's feet.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rotating Sky Above a Giant Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Royal Tomb of an Ancient Empire

The large relief on top of the Xerxes I tomb, build into a giant cliff in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, next to three other similar tombs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Xerxes

The large relief on top of the Xerxes I tomb, build into a giant cliff in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, next to three other similar tombs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Xerxes Final Resting Place

The large relief on top of the Xerxes I tomb, build into a giant cliff in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, next to three other similar tombs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Royal Tombs of an Ancient Empire

Night view of the 2500-year old tombs of ancient Persian kings (Achaemenid empire) in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cube of Zoroaster

Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran, is the site of 5th century BC tomb of Persian kings built into a cliff.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kuh-e Estekhar

The plain and farming lands near Persepolis. At top is SeTakhr-e Gozin or Kuh-e Estekhar, a sacred mountain with ruins of Achaemenid empire.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Royal Tombs of an Ancient Empire

The 2500-year old tomb of an ancient Persian king (Achaemenid empire) in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




King Shapur

A large relief of ancient Persian king Shapur I (the 3rd century) in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Hormizd and Papak

A large relief of an ancient Persian king fighting in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Ahuramazda

Stars of constellation Leo andVenus at the break of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meeting the King

A large relief on the great staircase of Apadana Palace, Persepolis. Representatives of various states bring tributes to the Persian king.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Buried Mysterious of the Ancient World

Palace ruins of Achaemenid Empire (4-5th century BC) in Fahliyan, Fars, Iran, possibly related to the lost Achaemenid city of Lidoma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meeting the King

A relief on the great staircase of Apadana Palace, Persepolis. Representatives of various states bring tributes to the Persian king.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

A Relief on the great staircase of Apadana Palace, Persepolis. Representatives of various states bring tributes to the Persian king.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Bas-reliefs on the great staircase of Apadana Palace, Persepolis.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Caspian Horse in Persepolis

Bas-reliefs on the great staircase of Apadana Palace, Persepolis.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, A Symbol of Immortality

A Persepolis frieze depicting the Persian Immortals. It depicts a row of Susian guards who made up the king's personal bodyguard.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, A Symbol of Immortality

A Persepolis frieze depicting the Persian Immortals. It depicts a row of Susian guards who made up the king's personal bodyguard.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Faravahar

A relief in Persepolis shows Faravahar, the best-known symbols of Zoroastrians.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ancient Persian Cuneiform

Detail of an old persian cuneiform inscription in Persepolis.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Iris Flowers in Persepolis

A relief in Persepolis shows iris flowers and their underground rhizomes and connection; a symbol of protection & preservation of life.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tachara Silhouette

Sunset at Persepolis. Tachara, the palace of Darius I, is in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Sunset

Sunset at Persepolis. Tachara, the palace of Darius I, is in the foreground and columns of the Apadana Palace appear on the far right.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Preserved Underground

Persian guards in Persepolis. The part buried underground survived the time specially the Arab invasion at the birth of Islam.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Detail of a relief in Persepolis. Representatives of various nations in the Achamenid empire tribute gifts to the king.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Detail of a relief in Persepolis. Representatives of various nations in the Achamenid empire tribute gifts to the king.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mede Portrait

Detail of a relief in Persepolis, showing a Mede soldier.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Detail of a relief in Persepolis, showing a Mede soldier.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Detail of a relief in Persepolis. Representatives of various nations in the Achamenid Empire tribute gifts to the king.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Persian and Mede Soldiers in Persepolis

Detail of a relief in the Apadana palace, Persepolis, showing Persian and Mede soldiers in traditional costume.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Relief

Detail of a relief of the eastern stairs of the Apadana Palace, Persepolis.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Susian Guards

A Persepolis frieze depicting the Persian Immortals.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persian Immortals

A Persepolis frieze depicting the Persian Immortals.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Apadana

Columns of the Apadana Palace in Persepolis at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis at Dusk

A panoramic view of Persepolis at dusk.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Apadana Palace

Columns of the Apadana Palace in Persepolis at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Homa in Persepolis

A griffin statue in Persepolis (Homa bird in persian mythology), with columns of the Apadana palace in the background.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Persepolis Lamassu

The Gate of all Nations (Gate of Xerxes) at Persepolis, a 2500-year old complex of palaces and temples in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Gate of All Nations

The Gate of all Nations (Gate of Xerxes) at Persepolis, a 2500-year old complex of palaces and temples in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fall Night Drive

The night sky in a clear autumn night over a road through a forest in central Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Driving in a Fall Night

The night sky in a clear autumn night over a road through a forest in central Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above A Misty Meadow

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany. Capella, Perseus, and Cassiopeia are in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Framed by the Trees

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Night of Lich

The night sky and fall colors from a misty meadow near Lich, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Germany

The Milky Way in the fading evening twilight over a misty forest meadow near Lich, central Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Galaxy

The Milky Way photographed over a lake in central Germany, near the town of Lich.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Arnsburg at Night

Night sky over the Historic buildings of the Arnsburg Kloster (abbey) in Germany, founded in the 12th century.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Arnsburg at Night

Night sky over the Historic buildings of the Arnsburg Kloster (abbey) in Germany, founded in the 12th century.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fall in Germany

Fall colors and mist in a forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Corona and Diana Statue

A colorful lunar corona and contrails over the Diana statue in the Hofgarten of central Munich.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Diana Moon

A colorful lunar corona and contrails over the Diana statue in the Hofgarten of central Munich.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Marienplatz at Night

The historic central square of Munich (Marienplatz) in a fisheye view at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Space Station above Munich

The historic central square of Munich in a fisheye view at night with the International Space Station crossing the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station over Salzburg

A time-exposure image of star trails and the International Space Station flying in the sky above Salzburg and Salzach river.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Salzburg Castle at Night

A time-exposure image of star trails (the motion of sky) above the Salzburg Castle in the historic World Heritage center of the city
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Young Moon over Lausanne

In a clear evening of southwest Switzerland, the New Moon is photographed above the cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Young Moon over Lausanne

In a clear evening of southwest Switzerland, the New Moon is photographed above the cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne, Switzerland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nuremburg Sundial

A historic double face sundial in the old central square of Nuremberg, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Marienplatz Sundial

A large sundial in Marienplatz, the old central square of Munich, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Albert Einstein Science Park

A sundial in the Albert Einstein Science Park, Potsdam, Germany. In the background is the Einstein Tower which is a solar observatory.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm)

The Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm), a solar observatory located in Albert Einstein Science Park, Potsdam, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Great Refractor of Potsdam

The Great Refractor of Potsdam (Große Refraktor), a double telescope of 1899, one of the world's largest telescopes at the time.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Potsdam Telescope

The 24-meter dome of the Great Refractor of Potsdam (Große Refraktor), a double telescope of 1899, the world's largest at its time.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station Crosses the Sky

The International Space Station (ISS) passing the Night Sky in a photo sequence from Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station Crosses the Sky

The International Space Station (ISS) passing the Night Sky in a photo sequence from Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Celestial Pair over Porta Nigra

The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Trier at Dusk

The Cathedral of St. Peter, a part of the World Heritage Site in Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




All Sky View of Trier Old Town

A clear evening in the iconic old main market of Trier, Germany. In this all-sky view the International Space Station is crossing the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Trier at Dusk

Moon and Venus above the Cathedral of St. Peter, a part of the World Heritage Site in Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Venus, and Saint Gangolf

The Moon, Venus, Jupiter in the evening twilight of the iconic old main market of Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon & Venus over Trier

The Moon and Venus in the evening twilight of the iconic old main market of Trier, Germany. Saint Gangolf church is the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Trier at Dusk

The Moon and Venus in the evening twilight of the iconic old main market of Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Alps

On a starry night the Milky Way shows its magnificent beauty over snow-covered Austrian Alps in Tyrol.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Scorpion`s Head over the Alps

The head of constellation Scorpius with bright star Antares rises above the Alps in Austria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Latemar at Dawn

A time-exposure image during morning twilight shows star trails above Latemar Mountain and a lake in the Dolomites.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Night of Dolomites

A time-exposure image shows the motion of the sky (star trails) above a Latemar Mountain in the Dolomites, Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Tumbling Satellite over Dolomites

A time-exposure image shows the motion of the sky and a passing satellite above Latemar Mountain in the Dolomites, Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Satellite Flares above Dolomites

A satellite flares in the morning sky, next to the Milky Way, photographed above a lake near Latemar Mountain in the Dolomites, Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Teimareh

A prehistoric rock art in the remote valley of Teimareh in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Majesty of Light

A spectacular display of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights over a frozen lake in Abisko National Park in Lapland, northern Sweden.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Life in the Far North

The magical Aurora Borealis appear over a traditional Sami village in Lapland. Venus and Jupiter are on the left, in a close conjunction.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora, Venus, and Jupiter

The magical Aurora Borealis appear over a traditional Sami village in Lapland. Venus and Jupiter are in the center, in a close conjunction.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wild Aurora

In the night sky of Lapland, northern Sweden, aurora borealis appear across the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Breaking Through the Clouds

In the night sky of Lapland, northern Sweden, aurora borealis appear across the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lapland Aurora

In the night sky of Lapland, northern Sweden, aurora borealis appear across the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lapland Aurora

In the night sky of Lapland, northern Sweden, aurora borealis appear across the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Waves and rainbow at the coastal cliffs of La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Beach

The brightest part of the Milky Way, the central bulge of the galaxy, rises above a beach at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Counting Stars by the Ocean

The arc of the Milky Way, from Cygnus to Scorpius rises above the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius Shines Above Telescopes

Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth night sky, shines above the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Starry Night of La Palma Observatory

View of the night sky reflected in the multi-mirrored surface of MAGIC telescopes on the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sacred Pine, Home Galaxy

The Summer Milky Way over a sacred giant pine on La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light

The zodiacal light appears in the evening sky over volcanic landscape of Teide National Park, a World Heritage Site in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tenerife Nightscape

Teide volcano on Tenerife at night. A full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) appears in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus before Sunrise

Venus appears at the eastern horizon before sunrise, from the Indreshwar temple in Panauti, Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spider Night

A spider and its forming web appears with the backdrop of the night sky in the island of La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor above Clouds

A meteor streaks the sky of La Palma, Canary Islands. Clouds appear in the Caldera de Taburiente, illuminated by towns at the shores of the island.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Teide and Spring Flowers

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife high altitude areas, on the slopes of the spectacular Teide volcano, the Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Earth Shadow and Teide Volcano

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife high altitude areas, on the slopes of the spectacular Teide volcano, the Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise on Earth

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife high altitude areas, on the slopes of the spectacular Teide volcano, the Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Planet Earth

A long exposure image has captured star trails (the sky motion) over the cloud-filled Caldera de la Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tajinaste Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Holland at Dusk

Holland at Dusk. The Moon over the historic Windmills of Kinderdijk; a World Heritage Site in Netherlands.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lisbon at Night

The Moon corona appears above the Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazer

Dreamview photographer Babak Tafreshi standing against dawn, after a stargazing night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Corona

The moon and a colorful atmospheric corona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Nightscape Photographer

Dreamview photographer at work, imaging the nightscape of Azores, Portugal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eyes of Kurdistan

A Kurd kid near Oraman, Iran's Kurdistan.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Downhill

Sand dune downhill running! Dreamview photographer Babak Tafreshi (right) in his default checkered shirt after an imaging night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Milky Way

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora Full Dome

A fisheye view (fulldome) of night sky and the Summer milky Way over the World Heritage site of Meteora and the village of Kastraki.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora 360

Meteora, Greece, in a 360-degree night panorama. The village of Kastraki at the feet of giant sandstone cliffs are on the right.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Drive

Meteora, Greece, and the village of Kastraki at night, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Drive to Meteora

Meteora, Greece, and the village of Kastraki at dusk, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora by Night

Meteora, Greece, and the village of Kastraki at dusk, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora by Night

Meteora, Greece, and the village of Kastraki at dusk, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Road to Meteora

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sandstone

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Monolith

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Village of Kastraki

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Village of Kastraki

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




At the Feet of Giants

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Kastraki, Embraced by Rocks

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rock Kingdom

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Built on Sandstone

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rock Kingdom

Early dusk at Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fantasy World

Meteora, Greece, at night; where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora by Night

Meteora, Greece, at night; where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora by Night

Meteora, Greece, at night; where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Heavens Above

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station In the Earth Sky

The International Space Station (ISS) passes over the World Heritage site of Meteora in Greece in a time-exposure image.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Night Sky Above Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Rock Pillars

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Heavens Above

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dark Side of My Face

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above Rock Pillars

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Face Silhouette

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Faceness

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rock Pillars

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bizarre Monasteries of Meteora

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bizarre Monasteries of Meteora

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Break of Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and the Galaxy

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bridge to the Paradise

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Paradise

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Night of Wyoming

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Galactic Bulge

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over the Grand Teton

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons All Sky

A fisheye view (fulldome) of night sky during moonrise over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Portrait

The Night Sky is My Second Home ... A self portrait with the summer Milky Way above the Teton mountains, Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Home Galaxy

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Tetons Nightscape

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way in the Wyoming Sky

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Antares Meets Tetons

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA. Antares and the head of constellation Scorpius appears in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Over the Grand Teton

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Night of Wyoming

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons Nightscape

The night sky over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Scorpion Sinks in the Snake River

Bright star Antares over the Snake River in the Grand Teton National Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins in Wyoming

Evening twilight fades to a starry night above the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Airglow

The night sky of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Airglow

The night sky of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Snake River and Grand Teton at Night

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Snake River at Night

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Sky Above Grand Teton

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and Airglow

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colourful Night Sky Above Tetons and Snake River

National Geographic Fine Art collection. Night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming, USA.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spiritual Isolation

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Clifftop Monasteries

Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cassiopeia and Andromeda Galaxy

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy over Meteora

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cassiopeia

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Changing Civilization

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora at Night

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Silhouette

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The North America over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spirituality

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way and the Giants

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Middle of the Sky

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Heavens Above

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lights vs Stars

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on clifftops.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Traditions and Modernity

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora at Night

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy and City Light

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on clifftops.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins over Meteora

The night sky at dusk over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteora at Dusk

The World Heritage site of Meteora, Greece, appears at dusk. Houses in the suburb of Kalabaka, the nearest town, are visible.