Man Captures Mesmerizing Photos of the Milky Way: ‘There’s Something Very Special About It’

By Caters News Agency
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Caters News Agency
June 12, 2021 Updated: June 12, 2021

These mesmerizing photos of the Milky Way have all been captured by one man from Canada who drives for hours to take pictures of the galaxy in its most beautiful state.

Gary Cummins uses his knowledge and experience to “chase down” the Milky Way—traveling for hours to capture the spectacular display against a host of iconic backdrops.

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The Milky Way over Point Abino Lighthouse, Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)

The 38-year-old, who used to live in Ireland but now lives in Toronto, has already “tracked” the Milky Way all over the world, taking captivating shots across Ireland, California, and Canada. He now hopes to do the same in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and more specifically Easter Island.

Gary, who works in construction to fund his unusual hobby, said: “There’s something very special about it. I can’t really put it into words.”

“Being out under the stars at night, wondering what’s out there is part of it,” he added. “Also telling a story and filling people’s imaginations with awe and wonder is another.”

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The Milky Way over Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)

He went on to further explain that it’s something you come to appreciate, no matter which part of the world you reside in.

Describing the process, Gary said that, initially, it was “tough,” as he wasn’t very well informed and had little knowledge about it. However, as time passed and as he went through more adventures, the process also became a lot “easier.”

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The Milky Way over Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)

Gary laments that, currently, he is not in the best location in terms of proximity.

“I have to drive for at least two hours to get to dark enough areas compared to my hometown in Ireland where I’m only twenty minutes away,” Gary said. “It’s just part of the journey I guess. If you want the shot you have to go get it.”

Apart from sharing his stunning photos of the Milky Way on Instagram, Gary also conducts workshops on Astrophotography for anyone who is interested in capturing the beauty of the night sky.

Below Are Some More Inspiring Pictures of The Milky Way

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The Milky Way over Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)
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The Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park, California. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)
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The Milky Way over Dundalk, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)
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The Milky Way over Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)
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The Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park, California. (Gary Cummins/Caters News)

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