Amazing Photos of the Skies Overhead

Greek photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos is one of the talented few with the skill to capture the beauty of the heavens. Read his description of the conditions under which the photo above was taken (notice the red moon floating in the sky to the right of center):

After months of anticipation and exhausting preparations and planning for taking photos of the total lunar eclipse, everything went wrong due to a severe thunderstorm during the phenomenon. Everything? Well…fortunatelly no, because for approximately 10 minutes in the middle of totality, a small window in the sky allowed me to see the Moon in the Earth’s shadow and shoot this unbelievable photo. The shot was taken from Ikaria island at Pezi, an area known as “the planet of the goats”, because of the rough terrain with the strange looking rocks.

His website features beautiful panoramas, planets, stars, the sun shadowed in an eclipse, the red sky crossed by birds or airplanes, all of them captured from Greece. Here are some of the photos that spoke to us.