Some of us are lucky enough to live in far-out places that have a great view of the starry sky. For those who aren't, these pictures are a fantastic reminder to take a trip to the country and experience the awe-inspiring galaxy.
Ben Canales grew up in New Jersey and didn't become acquainted with the starry night sky until he backpacked through Australia. Now he lives in Oregon and has plenty of chances to shoot amazing shots of the sky close to home. He is also a big advocator of protecting empty places from light pollution.
*Source Tree Hugger and Ben Canales