An awe-inspiring image of the Milky Way captured over Utah has beaten thousands of entries to be crowned overall winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
Brad Goldpaint’s majestic composition was awarded ‘Overall Winner’ after he photographed red rock formations with the Milky Way overhead on one side, and the Andromeda galaxy on the other.
The competition, now celebrating the world’s best space photography for its tenth year, had more than 4,200 entries from 91 countries.
Other categories in the contest included ‘Galaxies’, ‘Stars and Nebulae’, ‘Planets, Comets and Asteroids’, and ‘Aurorae’.
The winners, runners-up, commended images and previous winners are all on display at the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, at the National Maritime Museum in London. More info HERE