The Tasman Valley in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, is an amazing place to visit by day, but once night falls, I can honestly say itâs one of the most amazing night skies you will ever see. I recently spend a night under the stars there above the glacier lake. It was a spectacular view looking down the valley, especially when the Aurora Australis lit up the sky to the south. The bright band of the Milky Way spanned overhead from east to west, and there were so many shooting stars that night, I lost count - it was certainly one incredible night under the stars to remember!
This 305 megapixel panoramic image is made up of 42 photos stitched together to create the final image.
Uploaded: May 30, 2015
Tags: photography, Aurora, Mark Gee, Mount Cook, NZMustDo, New Zealand, Tasman Valley, astrophotography, aurora australis, landscape, long exposure, magellanic clouds, night, nightscape, southern lights, space, stars, theartofnight, ventureout