Dusk to Dawn: Photographs that capture the most beautiful places in the world at night

'Concerto' by Otto Berkeley/Photocrowd.com - London, England

Online photography community Photocrowd.com has published a selection of incredible pictures from its 'Dusk to Dawn' contest in collaboration with Digital Camera magazine, including the overall winner, along with second and third prize images.

First place went to Marek Kosiba for his incredible panoramic photograph of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Speaking of the work, Ben Brain – editor of Digital Camera magazine – said: "When you want to reveal the stupendous scale of the night sky, sometimes a single frame just isn’t enough. Here, 22 of them have been expertly combined in a 360-degree panorama that really does make you feel small. It’s a technically accomplished image, with a well-judged blend of exposures and individual frames, but also shows great vision on the part of the photographer; the eye is drawn naturally across the image from the orange glow in the distance to the nearest observatory. It would make a fantastic large-scale print."

Other winning contenders included photographer Scott Sim for his stunning nighttime cityscape of Tokyo, and the view of Tokyo Tower, and Kris Williams's beautiful shot of the night sky over Wales. Discover more on Photocrowd.com.

Fancy putting your own photography skills to the test? Photocrowd has lots of contests that you can enter for free.

Via direct submission | All images courtesy of Photocrowd

Winner: 'Night on the top of Mauna Kea' by Marek Kosiba/Photocrowd.com - Hawaii, United States

Winner: 'Night on the top of Mauna Kea' by Marek Kosiba/Photocrowd.com - Hawaii, United States

Second Place: 'It glows' by Graeme/Photocrowd.com - Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Second Place: 'It glows' by Graeme/Photocrowd.com - Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Third Place: 'Tokyo Tower' by Scott Sim/Photocrowd.com - Tokyo, Japan

Third Place: 'Tokyo Tower' by Scott Sim/Photocrowd.com - Tokyo, Japan

'Panorama of Downtown Manhattan, New York' by Peter Sampson/Photocrowd.com - NYC, United States

'Panorama of Downtown Manhattan, New York' by Peter Sampson/Photocrowd.com - NYC, United States

'Les Fondations' by Lo Kee/Photocrowd.com - Paris, France

'Les Fondations' by Lo Kee/Photocrowd.com - Paris, France

'Night at Kirkjufell' by Andrea Heribanova/Photocrowd.com - Iceland

'Night at Kirkjufell' by Andrea Heribanova/Photocrowd.com - Iceland

'This Small Place Called Home' by Kris Williams/Photocrowd.com - Wales

'This Small Place Called Home' by Kris Williams/Photocrowd.com - Wales

'A Song of Ice and Fire' by Nick Tsiatinis/Photocrowd.com - Iceland

'A Song of Ice and Fire' by Nick Tsiatinis/Photocrowd.com - Iceland

'Birth' by Lee Acaster/Photocrowd.com - Suffolk, England

'Birth' by Lee Acaster/Photocrowd.com - Suffolk, England

'The Intersection' by PhillippMinnis/Photocrowd.com - Dubai

'The Intersection' by PhillippMinnis/Photocrowd.com - Dubai

'Thurne - 10/02/2016' by Tom Rayfield/Photocrowd.com - Norfolk, England

'Thurne - 10/02/2016' by Tom Rayfield/Photocrowd.com - Norfolk, England

'Hold Onto the Night' by Eduard Moldoveaunu/Photocrowd.com - San Francisco, United States

'Hold Onto the Night' by Eduard Moldoveaunu/Photocrowd.com - San Francisco, United States

'Milonga' by Alessandro Passerini/Photocrowd.com - Ferrara, Italy

'Milonga' by Alessandro Passerini/Photocrowd.com - Ferrara, Italy

'Al Noor mosque' by Alan Millin/Photocrowd.com - United Arab Emirates

'Al Noor mosque' by Alan Millin/Photocrowd.com - United Arab Emirates

'Dust sunset' by Anna-Mart Kruger/Photocrowd.com - Namibia

'Dust sunset' by Anna-Mart Kruger/Photocrowd.com - Namibia

'Dusk in the lake' by Sandi Bertoncelj/Photocrowd.com - Lake Bled, Slovenia

'Dusk in the lake' by Sandi Bertoncelj/Photocrowd.com - Lake Bled, Slovenia