Photo of the Week: Star Trails

11-05-2012 // NWF Staff

The Matterhorn, Swiss Alps

The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps is one of the most photographed peaks in the world, so photographer Panagiotis Laskaradis set out to capture it in a different way. "Some time before the sun came up and with the stars still lighting the sky, I left my camera open about 20 minutes. I got exactly what I wanted: the star trails, the blue and red sky, and the Matterhorn, the king of mountains," the Ioannina, Greece, resident says. Laskaradis used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a zoom lens and, of course, a steady tripod.

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