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Wendy Weger
Wendy Weger

I am in the same place with these photos as Teresa G..it makes me breathless and teary eyed too to realize the enormity and beauty of 'life' as we look out into the great Void...that stretches into forever ..it's only limitation our own perceptions..I too thank you from my heart and hugs Teresa :) <3

Teresa G
Teresa G

I teared up a bit at how marvelous, majestic, and beautiful the firmament truly is. Thank you so much you posting this! These photos always restore my sense of wonder, and I am truly grateful for that. Amazing!


Lucy Joseph
Lucy Joseph

Beauty like this, and what your phographers capture daily show us why we must protect our planet, nature, environment…..this is the microcosm  of the macrocosm of space and beyond…..

thanks for the hard work for many years to keep showing people that.


Soledad DeIzaguirre
Soledad DeIzaguirre

It's breathtaking to see the wonders of the Universe in which we live.

Nicolas Huber
Nicolas Huber

re: earlier comments - whether or not you believe in a Creator/God/Supreme Being/whatever, you have to wonder: how did all this amazing Universe come into being? Is there a beginning, middle, end, to it?

All the great philosophical musings begin with these basic questions. It seems to me, there is nothing random about the Universe. Pattern, order, and incredible complexity abound, even amidst apparent chaos.

These photos are a testimony to that.

Graham Fairbairn
Graham Fairbairn

Simply wonderful images of the space around us all. It is almost spiritual and awe inspiring to think that these huge spaces are but a pin-prick of the whole. Fabulous to see. Thank you.

Fred Mullins
Fred Mullins

Seriously cool! As an astrophotographer I realize how difficult it is to achieve high quality images such as this. amateur astronomy is a wonderful hobby I recommend to all. 

Daniel Rolan
Daniel Rolan

Amazing new photos. It makes me wonder: what if we are not alone in the universe? What if UFOs are real and contact has begun? Let us not pretend to be masters of the unknown and pretend to know what IS and IS NOT in the universe. Extraterrestrial life is a real and it is here.

http://extraterrestrial-life.org/

Martine henriksen
Martine henriksen

amazing! Absolutely love the picture, which is just the first of many stunning photos, can't wait to continue.


This also makes me wonder if I should be an astro physic?

Carlston Jackson
Carlston Jackson

This is the works of God, to make something so beautiful and so large, but yet, so small, that we are one of the stars that shine so bright.

Marilyn Vockroth
Marilyn Vockroth

All pics are incredible gorgeous. What a privilege to be able to have access to them through your magazine. I have received it for fifty years and never tire of it. Thanks

David C.
David C.

It looks like a canyon formed by running water. Much like the Grand Canyon in the USA.

Joann Kubicki
Joann Kubicki

Re: Kaleidoscope Eye. Is the eye actually in black & white shaddow in space with color added to the photo?

Mohammed Karim
Mohammed Karim

Sir, I am very lucky to have the opportunity to look at your pictures and enjoy.I would like to be a member but unfortunately as I live in Bangladesh I cannot have credit card to pay membership fee.If there is an alternative method to pay from Bangladesh please email me. regards and thank you, m Karim email; mfk1@dhaka.net

BARBARA NECKER
BARBARA NECKER

I believe this is the photograph I used on my husband's memory board at his funeral.  I captioned it "He's walking with the stars". 

Keith Christie
Keith Christie

Awesome , love the heaven a photographer sees what most do not see....

Romain Grenada
Romain Grenada

Amazing guy, how do you set your camera to get such pics?!

Roberta Hudlow
Roberta Hudlow

This made me think of the three wise men warming up on their long trek. What a great shot to pick up the light of the fire on the men and then the stars in the sky. This would have been perfect for a photo class assignment using two different sources of light.

Anna Morgan
Anna Morgan

Our earth is forever changing.  I enjoy seeing the pictures and day dreaming of traveling. 

Tammy Proctor
Tammy Proctor

I wish I could see it all....so much to see, so little time to explore it!!!!

Julie P.
Julie P.

WoW What a beautiful world we live in, thank you for sharing this pic :-*

zeineb messaoudi
zeineb messaoudi

c'est si propre si net si bien isolé qu'on croirait voir une image d'une autre planete! très beau vraiment :)

Eric Ramiscal
Eric Ramiscal

Photographer claimed that this was a single long exposure shot but in actual fact, this is a poorly photoshopped composite image and I believe it has violated the submission rules in your shot. What a big lie this is! I've made a report.

Jackie Pershing
Jackie Pershing

and who said there is no  God..... Look around at this beautiful world.

Wendy Weger
Wendy Weger

@Nicolas Huber And Nicolas this is just one tiny Universe in the backwaters of the Milky Way...of billions and billions of Universe's and galaxies

..unfathomable numbers...the wonder just keeps on expanding... :) xox

BARBARA NECKER
BARBARA NECKER

@Larry Linder you don't have to be able to travel to see a stunning night-time sky.  Just camp out some night far away from city lights.  You will be awed!

Bob Judd
Bob Judd

@Jackie Pershing Just because something is beautiful, doesn't mean any supernatural being created it. I could show you some pretty horrific images from our planet too. Did 'god' create those too? Believers often forget that god is a 100% man-made invention.

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