2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year winners announced: Digital Photography Review

The photo tour operator Capture the Atlas has announced the winners for the seventh iteration of its Milky Way astrophotography competition.
This year, the competition received 5000 entries and recognized 25 photographers working in 15 countries, from the deserts of Jordan and Oman to the landscapes of Patagonia, Australia, and other locales. Photographers captured our galaxy amid glaciers, volcanos, deserts and cities, juxtaposing the hazy band of distant stars against life on Earth.
Contest organizers say they try to recognize the “photographer whose vision, planning, and creativity bring the image to life.” Since cameras can pick up things in the night sky that our eyes can’t always see, planning is key to capturing the Milky Way.
You can see the winning photos right here. Let us know what you think in the comments.
And if you’re feeling inspired, mark your calendars for ‘Milky Way season,’ which runs from February to October in the northern hemisphere and January to November in the southern hemisphere. Granted that is most of the year, but good to know for anyone thinking Winter holiday breaks were a good time to trek out. During these periods, aim to be somewhere away from light pollution and with clear skies. Higher elevations also help.

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