These Stunning Photos Of The Milky Way Will Give You Chills

Australian photographer Mike Salway brings the Outback to life.

Mike Salway is an amateur Australian photographer who also loves astronomy.

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His work seamlessly combines landscapes and nightscapes, perfectly capturing the beauty of the Australian Outback.

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He creates vivid images using long exposure, like this photo of the Bungle Bungles.

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His work brings together the wonders of the night sky with a striking foreground.

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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”.

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This photo, taken on the NSW Central Coast, shows the the moon as well as Jupiter and Venus.

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Here, a shooting star can be seen over Cape Leveque.

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“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.

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“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.”

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“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.”

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Doesn’t it just make you want to go camping in the Outback?

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See more of Mike’s work here.

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All photos used with the photographer’s permission.

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Jemima Skelley is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
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