Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00am -0400

10 Breathtaking Photos of the Summer Milky Way.

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Summer is in the air and the Milky Way is high in the night sky. Astrophotographers bring the wonders of the universe right to our eyes without us ever going outside. With light pollution creeping in on every part of the globe many never see the Milky Way any more and sadly some have never seen it. Photographers have been eager to share their recent shots of the glorious Backbone of Night, each one a sparkling stellar masterpiece. Sit back and enjoy these extaordinary shots of cosmic eye candy!

Wesley Liikane, the Cowboy with a camera described the incredible feeling of capturing the heart of our galaxy on a warm Summer night. "The milky way is a beautiful in so many ways. To view with the naked eye in a dark sky location it gives you so many stars to see but capturing it with your camera you can pick up those lost colours from our visible spectrum. Now with photography being an art you can change this balance of colours to give a new light to milky way. I love standing out under the night sky and viewing the "haze" of stars and other deep space objects that are above. Letting your eyes adjust to what is out there can make it so much more enjoyable too. Every night while out I figure I see at least one shooting star and get to gaze on the galaxies far beyond. Nothing else compares to the vastness and the life of the night. Animal calls, the mist, reflections and the stars all come together to make for that perfect night."


Cowboy with a Camera

Wesley Liikane, Cowboy with a camera, Ontario,Canada


Tundra Images

Adam Trenholm, Tundra Images, Longmont, Colorado


Matt Pollock 

Matt Pollock, Brunswick, New York


Brian Drourr Photography

Brian Drourr, Brian Drourr Photography, Burlington, Vermont


Keith Breazeal

Keith Breazeal, Shot Rock, Amador County, CA


Josh Kulla Photography

Josh Kulla, Josh Kulla Photography, Mount St. Helens, Gresham, Oregon


Aaron Priest Photography

Aaron Priest, Aaron Priest Photography, Lee, ME


Michael Cozad

Michael Cozad, Shot Rock Vista Point, Hwy 88, Amador County, CA


Michael Blanchette Photography

Michael Blanchette, Michael Blanchette Photography, Block Island, Rhode Island


Lars Leber Photography

Lars Leber, Lars Leber Photography, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado

 Thank you to all the talented photographers who provided these stunning photos. If you like what you see click the link to the photographer's Facebook page below each photo.

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Laurel Nendza

Laurel Nendza is the owner and creator of Stellar Eyes.