25 Inspiring Milky Way Photos

These inspiring Milky Way photos were captured by incredible photographers from around the world. A big thanks for sharing what you do and inspiring creativity!


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This photo is called The Aurora of Loch Lomond. Taken by john mcsporran.

It was shot on a Canon EOS 6D with a 16-35mm f/4L lens. A shutter speed of 61. An aperture of ƒ/4.0. Focal length of 16.0 mm and ISO 2000.

Milky way to McWay Falls (Explored)

This photo is called Milky Way to McWay Falls. It was shot on a Nikon D800. The photographer used a 30 second exposure for the sky and a 4 1/2 minute exposure for the foreground. Both shots used the same composition at ISO 3200 and an aperture of ƒ/2.8.


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This photo is called Milky way over Mt Rainier. Taken by Steven Robinson.

It was shot on a Nikon D750 with a shutter speed of 13s, an aperture of ƒ/2.8, focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 5000.


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This photo was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called Milky Way over Mexican Hat Rock, Utah.

It was shot on a Nikon D5 using a lens. A shutter speed of 311. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 2000.


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This photograph was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called The Milky Way over the Colorado River at Middle Drinks Canyon near Moab, Utah.

It was shot on a Nikon D5 with a shutter speed of 371s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 2000.


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This photo was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called The Milky Way over Valley of the Gods near Bluff, Utah.

It was shot on a Nikon D850 with a shutter speed of 25s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This photo was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called The Milky Way over Spider Rock Overlook, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.

It was shot on a Nikon D5 with a shutter speed of 25s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This photo is called Panorama of the Milky Way over the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico. Taken by Diana Robinson.

It was shot on a Nikon D850 with a shutter speed of 25s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 15.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This photo is called The Milky Way over Palouse Falls just as the moon is setting around 2 a.m.. Taken by Diana Robinson.

It was shot on a Nikon D5 using a lens. A shutter speed of 25. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This picture was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called The Milky Way over a radio telescope at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico.

It was shot on a Nikon D5 using a lens. A shutter speed of 25. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 24.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This picture was taken by Diana Robinson. It’s called The Milky Way and Sitting Hen Butte in the Valley of the Gods near Mexican Hat, Utah.

It was shot on a Nikon D850 using a lens. A shutter speed of 20. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This picture was taken by Grant Grieve. It’s called Milky Way and Aurora over Bluff.

It was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III using a EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens. A shutter speed of 13. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 16.0 mm and ISO 4000.


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This photo is called Heavens Above. Taken by Bryce Bradford.

It was shot on a Nikon D800 using a 0.0 mm f/0.0 lens. A shutter speed of 30. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 15.0 mm and ISO 3200.


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This picture was taken by Michael Matti. It’s called Milky Way from Evergreen Mountain Lookout by Michael Matti.

It was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II using a EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. A shutter speed of 30. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 24.0 mm and ISO 1600.


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This stunning photo was taken by Michael Wilson. It’s the Milky Way over Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona.

Corbiere Road Meteors by Nick Venton on 500px.com

This photo was captured by Nick Venton. The Milky Way and meters over the Road to Corbiere Lighthouse in Jersey, Channel Islands.

It was shot on a Nikon D800 using the Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of 25. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and
ISO 3200.

Paradise Lost by Carlos F Turienzo on 500px.com

This photo is called Paradise Lost by Carlos Turienzo. It was shot on a Nikon D750 using a Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of 25s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 6400.

Through the Gates remake by Samy Al Olabi on 500px.com

This photo is called Through the Gates by Amy Al Olabi. It was shot on a Nikon D800 using a Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of
30s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 3200.

Curved milky way on sea by Addy Ho on 500px.com

This photo is called Curved Milky Way on the Sea by Addy Ho. It was shot on a Nikon D5200 using a Tokina AT-X 116 AF PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. A shutter speed of 121s. An aperture of ƒ/8. Focal length of 11mm and ISO 100.

Galaxy Rising by Nick Venton on 500px.com

This spectacular photo is called Galaxy Rising. The Milky Way rising over Green Island, Jersey, Channel Islands. To get this shot, Nick Venton used a Nikon D750 using a Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of 299s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 1000.

Battery Moltke by Nick Venton on 500px.com

Here’s another excellent shot by Nick Venton. This time using the Nikon D800 with the Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of 30s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 6400.

Tranquility by Nick Venton on 500px.com

This photo is called Tranquility by Kai Zheng. The Milky Way over La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey Channel Islands. It was shot on a Nikon D750 using a Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. A shutter speed of 13s. An aperture of ƒ/22. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 50.

Milky Way over the Matterhorn by Thomas W. on 500px.com

Here’s a black and white version of the Milky Way over the Matterhorn. It was shot on a Nikon D5100 with a 30s shutter speed and ISO 1600.

Lavender field valensole milky way night galaxy composite by Mads Peter Iversen on 500px.com

This is a composite of two different photos put together in Photoshop but nevertheless I think it makes for quite an interesting perspective.

Captured by Mads Peter Iversen on a Canon EOS 5DS using the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 lens. A shutter speed of 1/50s. An aperture of ƒ/8. Focal length of 62mm and ISO 100.

Aerodrome by Simon Alexander on 500px.com

This spectacular photo is called Aerodome. Captured by Simon Alexander. It was shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 using the Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 lens. A shutter speed of 25s. An aperture of ƒ/2.8. Focal length of 14mm and ISO 4000.

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