Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing.
Valensole is a farm town in the southeast of France, famous for its lavender. This photo was taken shortly after sunrise, as the sun broke through heavy clouds to light the distant hills beyond the wheat and lavender fields.