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    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.

    Mike Salway

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

    Mike Salway

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

    Mike Salway

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

    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”.

    Mike Salway

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

    Mike Salway

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

    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.

    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."

    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."

    Mike Salway

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

    Mike Salway
    Mike Salway

    See more of Mike's work here.

    All photos used with the photographer's permission.

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