National Geographic : 2010 Mar
• YOUR SHOT | ngm.com/yourshot EDITORS' CHOICE READERS' CHOICE Amir Hossein Abolfath Tehran, Iran An astrophotography teacher, Abolfath, 28, joined 200 other stargazers in April 2008 at Bahram Palace, an ancient site in Iran's Kavir National Park. His 6.5-hour exposure yielded this heavenly shot of stars moving across the night sky. Christian Meyn Penedo, Brazil "This is one of the most beautiful butterflies I've ever seen," says Meyn, 40, a software developer who noticed "perfect mimicry" in his parents' yard. "The textures and shades of its wings are amazingly similar to the leaf." Up and Down Are your eyes drawn to the celestial or the terrestrial? There's plenty of beauty in both. Just find a sight you haven't seen before and capture it with your camera. Then send it to us; we might publish the result in National Geographic. Every month this page features two photographs: one chosen by our editors, one chosen by our readers via online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot.