Let’s Look at These Utterly Glorious Photos of the Moon
Zach Cooley’s stunning photography demonstrates why this bad girl is everybody’s favorite satellite
Surely one thing we can agree on as a society is that we can and should all be pro-moon. The moon is beautiful and extremely cool; it lights up the night sky; it controls the tides; and if it exploded, we’d probably all die. On the con side, there’s nothing. There’s literally nothing bad about the moon. The moon rules. And while most of us won’t get a chance to go up there and say thanks in person, one photographer with an impressive talent for capturing our favorite satellite in all her glory has given us an important opportunity to take a moment and truly appreciate just how good the moon is.
Zach Cooley is a Phoenix-based photographer who specializes in meticulously planned and beautifully framed photos of Earth’s most righteous orbiter, and a stunning October photo (above) of the full moon peeking through the North Windows Arch at Arches National Park in Utah like an unblinking eye in the evening sky has gained him international attention. The above shot is a double exposure, but the single exposure below is equally striking, as are the other photos collected here—some from different angles during the same shoot in Utah, and others from around Arizona.
For more of Zach Cooley’s incredible images of the moon, be sure to follow him on Instagram.
You can find more of Zach Cooley’s photography on Instagram.