The Road of Rest by Shingo Takei
Northern stars shine above Japanese Alps (the northern range). The photographer has made this image in a moonlit night from Mount Norikura in Gifu Prefecture, Central Japan.
Above All by Michal Karcz
View more of Michal’s photography on his website.
“This picture contains three shots mixed together in Photoshop. This is I what do with my pictures, to create a fantasy version of the Earth. This picture contains photo of a mountain path in West Tatra Mountains and includes the clouds structures, and the main, high peak is Ama Dablam shot in Himalayas.” – Michal Karcz
Image copyright Michal Karcz and used with permission.
Jarlshof: looking down into a round house | The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over 4,000 years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around 2500-2000 BC; Iron Age round houses date from between 200 BC and AD 800; a Viking settlement from the 9th to 14th centuries stands towards the eastern side of the site; and finally the castle, the Laird’s House, stands in the centre of the site and was converted from a medieval farmhouse to a fortified residence in the 1500s. (via Geograph)
Aurora borealis over Høgtuva Mountain
The Earth’s magnetic field funnels particles from the solar wind over the polar regions. More than 80 kilometres above the ground, these collide with molecules in the atmosphere causing them to glow: green and pale red for oxygen and crimson for nitrogen
Credit: Tommy Eliassen/Royal Observatory