David Malin Awards: the best of astrophotography
An incredible image of the night sky across the Tasmanian Wilderness has taken out the top prize at this year’s David Malin Awards.
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC photographer Luke Tscharke has taken out the top prize in this year’s David Malin Awards.
Held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society, the Awards showcase the best astrophotography and videos of the night sky.
Luke’s winning image was of a crescent moon at Lake Oberon in Tasmania taken last year while he was on assignment for AG, where he set out to walk in the footsteps of renowned wilderness photographer Peter Dombrovskis.
Renowned astrophotographer David Malin, for whom the awards is named, said that he loved the shading of the mountains in the background and the way the Milky Way rises over the lake.
“The moon is there too, and there’s a meteorite on the right hand side. It looks like a moody daytime shot … but it is done at night,” he added.
Below are the winners for each category.
Category: Deep Sky
Winner: E lucevan le stelle by Peter Ward
A molecular cloud in the constellation of Ara. (Image Credit: Peter Ward/David Malin Awards)
Category: Solar System
Winner: Colours of Serenity and Tranquility by Stefan Buda
The colours of the moon. (Image Credit: Stefan Buda/David Malin Awards)
Category: Wide Field
Winner: Barrenjoey Milky Way Arch by Tom Elliott
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse in New South Wales. (Image Credit: Tom Elliott/David Malin Awards)
Winner: Wagon and Neon Lights by Ian Inverarity
On wagon and neon lights captured at Hookina in South Australia. (Image Credit: Ian Inverarity/David Malin Awards)
Winner: Cape Bruny Nights by James Stone
The night sky behind Cape Bruny Lighthouse in Tasmania. (Image Credit: James Stone/David Malin Awards)
Winner: Yukon Aurora by Phil Hart
Aurora lights across the Yukon territory in north-west Canada. (Image Credit: Phil Hart/David Malin Awards)