Middle East’s night sky: fantastic astrophotographs by Benjamin Barakat

Benjamin Barakat’s electrifying astrophotography captures the essence of the night sky’s beauty over the Middle East. His work is a testament to the wonders that twinkle above us, a reminder of the vastness that surrounds our tiny planet.

Each photograph tells a story, a narrative written in light and darkness, of constellations and celestial events that have been witnessed by civilizations for millennia. Barakat’s images are more than just snapshots; they are an invitation to gaze upward and explore the universe from our own backyards.

My goal has been to explore the Middle East more and share awareness of the beautiful landscapes to encourage others to visit these places. Petra is what first attracted me to Jordan, and it was a wish of mine to capture it under the night sky. Getting in during closing hours to one of the Seven Wonders of the World isn’t easy, so I had to build a relationship with the local Bedouin people to gain such access. I spent just over a year planning with locals to geotag all of the spots in my collection of images before capturing them all.

Benjamin Barakat

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Leandro Lima
Leandro Limahttps://visualflood.com
CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Brazilian fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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