These Stunning Photos Of The Milky Way Will Give You Chills Australian photographer Mike Salway brings the Outback to life. Jemima Skelley BuzzFeed Staff Mike Salway is an amateur Australian photographer who also loves astronomy. View this image › Mike Salway His work seamlessly combines landscapes and nightscapes, perfectly capturing the beauty of the Australian Outback. View this image › Mike Salway He creates vivid images using long exposure, like this photo of the Bungle Bungles. View this image › Mike Salway His work brings together the wonders of the night sky with a striking foreground. View this image › Mike Salway Mike said: “I want to inspire and motivate people with my photography. I want to evoke emotion and to hear people say ‘Wow!’ when they look at my work”. View this image › Mike Salway This photo, taken on the NSW Central Coast, shows the the moon as well as Jupiter and Venus. View this image › Mike Salway Here, a shooting star can be seen over Cape Leveque. View this image › Mike Salway “It’s better than just a picture of the sky alone, because it gives it a time and place - it puts the night sky in contex and helps to show people what’s out there”, Mike told Buzzfeed. View this image › Mike Salway “Unfortunately our night sky is getting harder and harder to see because of light pollution, and people just don’t head outside and look up any more.” View this image › Mike Salway “By heading out to dark skies and capturing these scenes, I can show people what they’re missing out on and hopefully inspire others to think about it more or to try it themselves.” View this image › Mike Salway Doesn’t it just make you want to go camping in the Outback? View this image › Mike Salway View this image › Mike Salway See more of Mike’s work here. All photos used with the photographer’s permission. Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾ Facebook Conversations Next On BuzzFeed australia › 27 Ways To Create The Perfect Harry Potter Nursery Next On BuzzFeed australia › How Many Of These Musicals Have You Seen?