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14 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos Taken At Night

Carpe noctem! From National Geographic's Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark.

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If you're a night owl, a nature lover, or just someone who appreciates really darn good photography, National Geographic's new book Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark might appeal to you with its 230 nocturnal photographs.


2. Singapore: "Streetlights illuminate shipping containers at the Port of Singapore."

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"PSA Singapore Terminals is the world’s largest container transhipment hub, handling about one-fifth of the world's total container transhipment throughput. The island city-state of Singapore processes more tonnage of cargo through its container terminals than any other country in the world."

4. Normandy, France: "A dark-blue serpentine stream winds its way toward the island of Le Mont-Saint-Michel."

Mathieu Rivrin / Via National Geographic Books

"L'image est prise à l'heure bleue." The photo was taken at twilight.


11. Windansea Beach, California: "A couple looks out at the ocean waters lit by radiant moonlight."

Kris Bonnell / Via National Geographic Books

"Couple overlooking wide ocean and bright moon at night."

12. Giza, Egypt: "The lights of Cairo turn the Pyramids at Giza into stunning silhouettes."

David Degner / Via National Geographic Books

"The Pyramids of Giza at dusk on July 28, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The pyramids are lit as part of the evening sound and light show."