A fellow who uses the moniker AtomicZen has taken some breathtaking images of starlit skies that span locations from Lake Tekapo in New Zealand to the Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia. Lake Tekapo is the second biggest of three approximately parallel lakes running north–south by the northern side of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The two others are Lake Ohau and Lake Pukaki.
Lake Tekapo spans an area of 83 square kilometers and sits at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. Cradle Mountain can be found in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. It rises to 1,545 meters above sea level and it is one of the prime tourist spots in Tasmania, due to its natural beauty. Cradle Mountain is made-up of dolerite columns, akin to many of the other mountains in the same location.
These amazing photos arouse a sense of awe and wonder within us as we get a feeling of intimately communing with nature. It must have been an incredible feeling to be enveloped by these starry nights, and AtomicZen does a great job of capturing the experience on film. Atomic Zen is an avid nature lover who tries to documents all he can in his travels. He wrote this about himself on his 500pix page.
“I am a serious amateur photographer known as “AtomicZen”. I have been taking photos of landscapes and seascapes for almost two years. Currently I am staying in Sydney which gives me the opportunity to travel around and take photos of the wonderful scenery that Australia has to offer. My photos are centralised in Australian and New Zealand due to their beautiful scenery.
The goal of my photography is to illustrate the beauty of nature and, hopefully inspire people to take up photography. My opinion is that the more we see of this world, the more knowledgeable we become of the planet we live in.”
See his incredible work here.