European Southern Observatory Paranal

A poetic look at Chile’s Paranal Observatory by photographer Benedict Redgrove, selected for The Photography Annual 2018, an annual award scheme from CR celebrating the best images of the year and those who make them

Situated in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest environments on earth, Chile’s Paranal Observatory benefits from crystal clear skies for 99.9% of the year. “At night, the telescopes move around, scanning the sky to build up images, focused by vibrating mirrors,” says Redgrove.