From the traditional style of oil painting to digital photography, it has been a long journey for Prashant Naik, but there’s still a long way to go. For more than two decades, he has crossed the globe, documenting exotic locations and wonders of the natural world – from the Western Ghats in India, to the deserts and mountains of the United States of America. His work has appeared in magazines and publications around the world.
Published: June 30, 2023
According to a study in Science Advances, more than 99% of people in the U.S. live under light-polluted skies, and nearly 80% of them can’t see the Milky Way. If you look at a map of light pollution, you’ll see the dark pockets often correspond to public, protected lands.
Published: May 12, 2023
Building up a good portfolio and a sustainable business requires a lot of patience, and dedication. Keeping up with modern technology is a key to success. Or at least I used to believe that until the advent of AI – Artificial Intelligence everything seems to be up in the air. Just kidding!
Published: January 24, 2023
Light pollution threatens our planet’s ecosystem by disrupting the light and dark patterns of the natural world. The effects of light pollution are felt not only by humans but they also have a significant impact on wildlife.
Published: October 04, 2021
Published: October, 2021
Visiting Arches National Park in southeast Utah was one of the most thrilling moments of my life. It opened my mind to see the world from a different perspective. In 2019, International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recognized Arches National Park as an International Dark Sky Park for its quality night skies and commitment to protecting natural light.
Published: October 29, 2021
Milky Way galaxy season is starting to wrap up. Some of the best months for evening viewing of our home galaxy come between May and October.
Published: September 3, 2021
Prashant Naik uses natural arches to frame the vast night sky and invite the viewer to contemplate their place within the universe
Published: December, 2021
At times our ignorance about the Universe around us is breathtaking. Often I realise that a fact that I’d taken for granted is being called into question.
Published: October 22, 2021
Published: October 18, 2021
The rising of the Milky Way is perhaps one of the most beautiful phenomena one can witness. A white, hazy band of light arches across the night sky, in a dazzling display of cosmic radiance—the kind of magic that leaves us forever enchanted and amazed. For stargazers, it’s a moment of celestial splendor and, for photographers, it’s a kind of spiritual moment when they are at the peak of their creative madness. Me? I am just a dreamer!
Published: July 28, 2021
There’s nothing quite like staring up at constellations, feeling completely solitary in nature. The best places for stargazing are those away from the light pollution of cities and towns. Thankfully, Georgia has plenty of wide-open spaces.
Published: March, 2021
Due to the rapid growth in population, an increasing percentage of the human population lives in cities and suburbs where the night sky is completely obscured by the artificial lights. Skylines littered with lit skyscrapers reach sky high. An endless river of traffic flashing high beams. And the cities are ever-expanding. It is conceivable that most people have lived without having seen the true natural night sky.
Published: April 24, 2019
They say Arizona is a paradise for astro photographers. Flying high on the wings of anticipation, I have never been this sanguine about photographing the Milky Way. It’s like a muse for me…a Musa Galactica, if one were to call it that. And so it began, my dark night adventures in the West.
Capturing the glorious arch of our Milky Way galaxy has always been my favorite journey. They say you have to walk through the darkness of the world to be able to see even the sliver of the light. And that is true in the realm of astro-photography. I have wandered more often at night than during the day in search of the light, in quest of that perfect landscape entwined with the dazzling beauty of the Milky Way.
Published: May, 2019
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