Peter Essick's jaw-dropping tribute to Ansel Adams gives us a stunning collection of landscapes and spacescapes

Feast your eyes on this otherworldly looking image of a moonset, captured for National Geographic by nature photographer Peter Essick (click on the top image for the wallpaper version).

The shot is just one of over a dozen magnificent hi-res photos in a portfolio Essick assembled as a tribute to the grandaddy of landscape photography himself, Ansel Adams.

You'll find the rest of the gallery (including hi-res files of each photo) over at National Geographic

More of Essick's photography can be found on his website