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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.''
Photos taken 4 September, 2016