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Winning submissions for Capture the Dark Photography Contest

Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the veil of skyglow. It has the power to transport us, understand our place in the world, and inspire us to connect with, and ultimately protect, the night.

In celebration of the night, IDA hosted the ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest during May 2020. In two weeks, IDA received nearly 450 submissions from around the world which were then judged by a panel of international judges. Below are the winning and runner-up photos for each category.

Read more and see the winning photos from International Dark Sky Association here.