Orion Star Reflections in Nevada's Lake Tahoe - Wally Pacholka

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A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Winter stars in the northern hemisphere sky appear along the Milky Way. Sirius is on the left and prominent figure of constellation Orion, the Hunter, in the middle. Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. At 1,645 ft (~ 500 m) deep its the the United State's second-deepest lake (after Crater Lake in Oregon). From the photographer: "I was most pleased with the stillness of the lake and the resultant star reflections. I am not sure how often this happens, as the lake is big (over 21 miles across) and very deep."

This wonderful print is printed on the highest archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail. Dimensions: 12''X18''.

For more of Wally’s work, visit his gallery www.astropics.com.

Wally Pacholka specializes in landscape astrophotography of America`s National Parks and great natural landmarks. His celestial photography earned him TIME Magazine`s "Picture of Year" honors for his image of Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997. When Mars made it`s closest approach to Earth in history in 2003, he earned a second TIME Magazine "Picture of Year" award for his photograph of that event. He followed that honor with a LIFE Magazine "Picture of Year" for another Mars photograph that same year. LIFE Magazine`s 2007 issue of "America the Beautiful" includes one of Pacholka`s signature images. Over the years his scenic astro-landscape images have graced the pages of many other international publications including National Geographic, Newsweek, Encyclopaedia Britannia.