Dunedin night sky impresses again

Photos: Mike Haffeman
Photos: Mike Haffeman
Mike Haffeman, a photographer and graphic designer on extended holiday in Dunedin from Alaska, has captured this stunning image of a light show from a Dunedin beach.

Mike says he loves low-light and night photography and, thanks to the Dark Skies initiative and fantastic natural features, Otago is his favourite place to create his photos.

''On this occasion I was making some exposures of the brilliant Milky Way at Aramoana beach at low tide,'' Mike says.

''Just as I finished up and began to walk back, I noticed the beach sprinkled with these tiny, blue, glowing, and pulsating shrimp. On top of that, a faint glow of Aurora Australis appeared over this long exposure.''

''This photo is looking east towards the north end of the Otago Peninsula. The Taiaroa head lighthouse appears to the left.''

The Milky Way from Aramoana.
The Milky Way from Aramoana.

Photos taken 4 September, 2016

 

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