The Milky Way shines above the Spanish Tre Crime Dolomites in this dramatic view captured by Carlos F. Turienzo. After traveling for a full day to reach the site, clouds initially blocked the view, Turienzo says, but “eventually the clouds disappeared and the magic happened: a beautiful Milky Way emerged over the mountains! It was amazing being there together enjoying the magnificent spectacle, truly a dream come true.”
The photo, captured 25 June 2017, is made up of eight 20-second exposures using a 14mm f/3.3 lens and an ISO of 3200. This image is one of those shortlisted in this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich.