Photographer Yuri Beletsky captured this image in mid-January, 2018. He wrote:
During one of my trips to the Atacama Desert we were very lucky to witness such an incredible scene – both the Milky Way and zodiacal light were rising above the Andes mountains in Chile. In the foreground, a lagoon acted as a giant mirror.
I hope you’ll enjoy the view.
We do love the view! Thanks for sharing it with us, Yuri.
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