Each August, the Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky, sending patient photographers outside with their best gear.
Photographer Bill Coulter caught this dusky view with Perseids and Mars accompanying the Milky Way over Hillsdale Lake in Kansas.
This stunning image is a four-shot pano from the Trona Pinnacles in the California Desert National Conservation Area.
"I managed to get Mars, Jupiter and several Perseid meteors in this series of shots," says photographer Tom Grubbe.
"The best of a bunch I caught of the Perseids last night, battling with a foggy lens here and there," says UK photographger Steve Geliot. "I love the colours in the tail."
The Perseids can still be seen in lower number through late August and will return again in full force next year.