Image: © Wang Zheng.
Wang Zheng of China was named winner of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 in the category Skyscapes. His mystical image of the night sky as a meteor falls above a desolate landscape of withered poplar trees was taken in the Mongolian region of Ejina, in the historical Kingdom of Xi Xia.
He captured the image on 12 August 2018 using a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera (20 mm f/2 lens, ISO 6400, 10-second exposure).
The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is now in its eleventh year and this year received a record number of over 4,600 entries. The winning images, runners-up and those highly commended – are showcased alongside a remarkable selection of 68 shortlisted images in the exhibition which runs until 26 April 2020. Visit the Royal Museums Greenwich website for full details.