Welcome to my website! I’m John Kraus, a 17 year old photographer on Florida’s Space Coast. I photograph a variety of subjects such as rocket launches, landscapes, astrophotography, and much more around Florida. More info about me is available
here. If you’d like to support me by buying a print of mine, you can do so here. I’m very active on Instagram; follow along!
Below, Florida’s latest rocket launch: United Launch Alliance sends the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS aboard an Atlas V rocket on April 18th, 2017. This image was taken from in the ocean at Playalinda Beach, 5 miles north of SLC-41.
Atlas V launches the US Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite on June 24th, 2016
Delta IV Heavy launch of the NROL-37 spy satellite; June 11th, 2016
SpaceX launches CRS-9, lands Falcon 9 first stage on July 18th, 2016.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 40th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow on March 11th, 2017
Trans-lunar flight. A plane briefly eclipses the full moon.
Receding waves at sunrise
Extreme closeup of the Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket’s Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68A engine and four Orbital ATK GEM-60 solid rocket motors as it lifts the WGS-9 satellite to orbit.
USAF Thunderbirds lunar flyby at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show on April 1st, 2017.
Seagull at sunrise.
In a historic flight on December 21st, 2015, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivers 11 ORBCOMM satellites to orbit and successfully lands its first stage for the first time at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Flames dance around a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket as its engines ignite. The rocket sent the WGS-8 satellite to orbit on December 7th, 2016.
Delta IV and WGS-8 climb off the pad on their way to orbit. December 7th, 2016.
Crescent moon at sunset
Kyrie Irving’s three pointer late in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals helps seal the championship for Cleveland.
SpaceX makes history as they re-fly a Falcon 9 for the first time during the SES-10 mission on March 30th, 2017.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stage returns to Cape Canaveral after becoming the first orbital-class rocket to be recovered and fly for the second time.
An Atlas V 401 rocket launches the SBIRS GEO-3 satellite on January 20th, 2017.
Surfing underneath a full moon. This image is one frame.
An Atlas V rocket flying in the 431 configuration launches the EchoStar XIX internet satellite on December 18th, 2016.
With one SRB on the side, an Atlas V rocket launches OSIRS-REx at sunset on September 8th, 2016.
GEICO Skytypers at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
Birds silhouetted against a beautiful golden sunset.
This long exposure photograph catches the launch of the JCSAT-14 satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. May 6th, 2016.
NROL-61 is launched atop an Atlas V rocket early in the day on July 28th, 2016.
WGS-9 streaks into orbit aboard a Delta IV rocket on March 18th, 2017.
An eagle soars over the Viera Wetlands.
A closeup photo of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the Eutelsat/ABS satellites on June 15th, 2016.
Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) rocket launches the AFSPC-6 mission for the USAF on August 19th, 2016.
A lighthouse stands tall in Saint Simons Island, Georgia
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches Thaicom 8 about an hour before sunset on May 27th, 2016.
For Halloween, I carved a pumpkin, doused it in lighter fluid, and lit it on fire.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches the EchoStar XXIII satellite at 2:00am EDT on March 16th, 2017.
Stunning sunset over Florida’s Space Coast
A tide pool created beautiful trails in the sand on a beach in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves throws down a vicious dunk in Orlando.
An Atlas V rocket launches the GOES-R satellite an hour after sunset on November 19th, 2016. This image was taken from Playalinda Beach, a public access beach roughly six miles north of Space Launch Complex 41.
Despite impressive defense from Orlando’s Aaron Gordon, Kawhi Leonard wins the game for the San Antonio Spurs
GPS IIF-12 heads to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket on February 5th, 2016.
Space Shuttle Atlantis sits on display at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex.
United Launch Alliance conducts their 100th launch as they deliver the Morelos-3 satellite to orbit atop an Atlas V.
A Falcon 9 first stage is transported horizontally through Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 14th, 2016.