Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan (7 pics)




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Russian photographer Daniel Kordan is a master of photographing the cosmos. In 2016 we covered his journey to the Salar de Uyuni , where he captured millions of brilliantly hued stars reflected in the world’s largest salt flat. Recently, Kordan returned from a trip to Namibia where he mapped swirling trails of stars above the  Deadvlei , a white clay pan speckled with the 900-year-old tree skeletons, and other sites across the Namib desert .

The images feature vortexes of multi-colored stars streaked across the sky like post-impressionist paintings. The Milky Way’s warm and cool tones intermix to create a kaleidoscopic vision of the sky above, and illuminate the barren desert landscape below. To capture such images yourself, Kordan suggests creating a time lapse with a wide angle lens, and utilizing an app like  PhotoPills  which allows you to easily predict the position of the stars.

You can see more of Kordan’s exploration through Namibia in the images below, and view his photographs from other locations across the globe on his website and Instagram .

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan

Swirling Star Trails Captured Over the Namib Desert by Daniel Kordan




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