Guiding Light to the Stars
A spectacular view of the Milky Way arching over the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The brightest light in the image is from the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. The central patch of light in the sky marks the bulge of stars at the heart of our Galaxy, 26,000 light years away. To the left, the two Magellanic Clouds, small satellite galaxies much further away, appear as faint smudges in the sky.
"I took a wide panorama made up of 20 individual images to get this shot. Stitching the images together was a challenge but the result was worth it!"
Mark Gee 2013
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