Sumary of Night skies around the world, from Iran to California, captured in stunning photographs:
- Gorgeous images of night skies around the world have been captured by photographer Morteza Safataj – and some of the sensational snaps took a year to plan.
- Safataj has shot photos across Iran and scouted the perfect Milky Way locations to make the night sky pop across national parks in Texas, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and California.
- Moment of reflection: Gorgeous views of night skies around the world have been captured by photographer Morteza Safataj.
- RIGHT: A stunning capture of Joshua Trees in California taken while Safataj was on a road trip A long-exposure shot of the night sky above a valley close to the city of The Dalles in Oregon.
- Safataj’s friend drove his truck on the highway four times in order to get the perfect shot of the car-light traceThe perfect shot can be captured in 30 minutes, but pre-production can take weeks.
- Safataj said: ‘Finding the spot, aligning the Milky Way with the perfect foreground is a matter of days and weeks.