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    Posted on Oct 26, 2017

    14 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos Taken At Night

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

    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.

    Here are 14 stunningly gorgeous shots from the book:

    1. Joshua Tree National Park, California: "The Milky Way galaxy provides a galactic frame for a solitary Joshua tree."

    Manish Mamtani / Via National Geographic Books

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

    Justin Guariglia / Via National Geographic Books

    "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."

    3. Taichung, Taiwan: "Fireflies transform a forest floor into a surreal light show."

    Htu / Via National Geographic Books

    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.

    5. East Java, Indonesia: "Star trails above Mount Bromo."

    Anuchit Kamsongmueang / Via National Geographic Books

    6. Kamchatka, Russia: "Explorers use headlamps and flashlights to find their way in an active volcanic crater."

    Budkov Denis / Via National Geographic Books

    7. Tehachapi, California: "The blades of wind turbines look like spinning discs in this long exposure."

    Jeff Kroeze / Via National Geographic Books

    8. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: "Two camels and their minder walk in front of the illuminated Dubai skyline."

    Buena Vista Images / Via National Geographic Books

    9. Frederica, Denmark: "The bright lights of a rail yard shine over off-duty parked trains."

    Michael Knudsen / Via National Geographic Books

    10. Tokyo, Japan: "Lights dot the shoreline of Lake Kawaguchi as Mount Fuji rises in the background."

    Motoki Uemura / Via National Geographic Books

    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."

    13. Easter Island, Pacific Ocean: "Prehistoric Moai statues look out over a sky splashed with stars."

    Randy Olson / Via National Geographic Books

    14. Agra, India: "A midnight view of the Taj Mahal provides time for quiet reflection."

    Per-andre Hoffmann / Via National Geographic Books

    "Midnight at the Taj Mahal, Agra, India."

    To learn more about Night Vision, click here.

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