20 spectacular shades of night to brighten up your dreams
The darkness of the night can alternatively be murky and mysterious, beautiful, rainy, moonlit, even white. Each and every night has its own shade, it’s own light.
We at Bright Side believe that nighttime is not at all as gray and impenetrable as people tend to think. To prove this to you, here are 20 of the most stunning photos of this most intriguing period of the 24-hour cycle that were entered as part of the contest "Night Life", organised by National Geographic Russia magazine. Some of these are truly spectacular!
1st place: Painted night
Belaya Kholunitsa, Kirov region, Russia.
Bolshoi Utrish village, Krasnodar region, Russia.
The white nights of Karelia
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
In milky-white mist
Tver region, Russia.
The Milky Way above Koba-Kaya mountain
The Republic of Crimea.
Dreams of Kamchatka
Klyuchevskiy volcano belt, Kamchatka region, Russia.
The exquisite colours of Aurora Polaris
Tigirek at night
Altai region, Russia.
The Aurora Polaris
Volgograd region, Russia.
Krasnaya Polyana, Krasnodar region.
Paradise in a tent
North Ural, Manpupuner ridge, Russia.
Moonrise with a halo
Katunskiy reservation, Altai region, Russia.
The city of ghosts
Kiin-Kerish valley, Kazakstan.
A summer night in the mountains
The Milky Way above Lake Kucheria, Altai region, Russia.
An autumn evening
The Volga river, Russia.
The ridge before dawn
In the North Caucasus, Russia.
Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, Russia.