Starry Sky Over Sequoia National Park: Stargazer's Serene Scene (Photos)

Night Sky Photo from Sequoia National Park
Astrophotographer Meldeine Sipes sent in a photo of the night sky over Sequoia National Park in California, taking during a July 4, 2013, family camping trip. (Image credit: Meldeine Sipes)

Astrophotographer Meldeine Sipes took advantage of her family's picturesque vacation spot by shooting some spectacular images of giant sequoia trees under a starry sky.

Sipes recently sent these stunning images taken over the Fourth of July weekend from Sequoia National Park in California.

"Over the 4th of July weekend, my family went on a road trip to the Sequoia National Park to see giants and stars. For the first time, we saw the night sky as nature intended," Sipes wrote via email. [6 Stellar Places for Skywatching in the US]

Astrophotographer Meldeine Sipes took this photo of the night sky over Sequoia National Park, Ca. during the 4th of July weekend. (Image credit: Meldeine Sipes)

"The sequoias reminded us how small we are, and the night sky showed us that the giants surrounding us were smaller than we could ever imagine."

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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for She began writing and producing content for in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.