The Milky Way in Komodo: Night Photos in Indonesia’s Astrophotography Paradise

I've always felt like we lost something as a species when it became impossible for most people to see the stars at night.

Something about that cosmic reminder that there's so much more out there must have had an incredibly humbling and spiritual effect on our ancestors. Today it's estimated that less than ten percent of people get to see the stars at all.

That's why it feels all the more lucky to be in a place like Komodo - far from the electric lights of the city and a place where you can spend hours staring into the sparkling cathedral of the night sky.

During our twelve-day traverse of the National Park on the Seven Seas, I was about to get out at night for some of the best night photography I've ever experienced anywhere. I even slept out on the deck of the ship every night, waking up to the sight of the Milky Way spinning silently above us.

Pure magic.

Check out the gallery below to see the photo highlights, or see the all the photo galleries from our Komodo liveaboard dive trip - from scuba diving, to aerial photos, to freediving, to the incredible wildlife in this amazing place. You can also see galleries from other Seven Seas liveaboard dive trips - my absolute favorite way to explore the awesome natural beauty and unique cultures of Indonesia.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Tommy spent years capturing stories from around the world with his camera. He was inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what he had learned along the way. If you're curious how / why he made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.