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 llegó a ser Reina - The dream of the princess who became Queen
jm.1953El sueño de la Princesa que llegó a ser Reina – The dream of the princess who became 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 ChuangLight 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

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.