Paul Wilson took this shot near Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand. Paul wrote:
It’s easy to forget the Earth is rotating and not the stars. Star trails are a good reminder.
Paul told us that this image is 15 long exposure shots stacked on top of each other. Thanks Paul!
Bottom line: Photo of star trails near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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