What’s new at night

A river reflecting city lights, the Milky Way seen at 10,000 feet, fireflies in the woods — so many enticing moments at night have been well captured lately by these notable photographers located around the world.

Simply Köln
kanaristmSimply Köln

“Köln [Cologne], Germany, and the Rhine river. Hohenzollernbrücke is the bridge in the foreground with the Kölner Dom and Musical Dome to the right. View is from the east side of the river.” – kanaristm

The Milky Way at Haleakalā Crater
westrock-bobThe Milky Way at Haleakalā Crater

“Haleakalā Crater is located in Maui. The observation building (light painted), seen in the bottom of this picture is at 10,000 feet.” – westrock-bob

Shard At The Witching Hour . . . . . EXPLORED!
almonkeyShard At The Witching Hour . . . . . EXPLORED!

“This is a view back over London Bridge (thankfully not falling down!) to the Shard and Southwark. I wanted to try and create a sense of peace in this shot — it’s such a hectic area of London that any moment of tranquility is precious. 1 minute 40 second exposure with a big-old shift in the white balance.” – Al Richardson

El sueño de la Princesa que llegará a ser Reina - Dream Princess to become Queen
jm.1953El sueño de la Princesa que llegará a ser Reina – Dream Princess to become Queen

“The night fog descends on the hills surrounding Ribadesella [Spain] …” – Jose Manuel Rodriguez

Synchronous Fireflies
Bernie KasperSynchronous Fireflies

“Photographed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park [North Carolina and Tennessee].” – Bernie Kasper

Light trails at the Sun Yat-sen Freeway 五楊高架車軌
Vincen Chuang (Traveling: Macau)Light trails at the Sun Yat-sen Freeway 五楊高架車軌

Yangmei Town, Taiwan.

New York by night
Mihai AndritoiuNew York by night

Manhattan, New York City, skyline.

The Şehzade Mosque, Istanbul Turkey
Maria_GlobetrotterThe Şehzade Mosque, Istanbul Turkey

Şehzade Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey.

Shanghai - Pearl of the Orient Tower
cnmarkShanghai – Pearl of the Orient Tower

“The China Customs building (left) and Ping An Insurance building (right) bow in reverence before the Pearl of the Orient Tower, Shanghai’s modern landmark.” – Markus Bahlmann

Praia Vermelha at Night
QuasebartPraia Vermelha at Night

View of Sugarloaf Mountain from Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

See, and share, more photos in the Night scenery gallery and Night on earth group.