This is an absolutely amazing composite shot of a road leading into the Milky Way sky by Larry Landolfi. I love the contrast between dark the hilltops and the starry sky.
Here's his description:Taken in Ft. Davis, Texas ("the darkest spot in North America"). A composite of the summer Milky Way and a dirt road at the place I was staying. This photo is either #1 or #2 when you Google - Images- "Milky Way" or "The Milky Way"
From National Geographic's space photos.
Here's the caption: "The plane of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, seems to cascade over sandstone hills in a long-exposure nighttime shot taken earlier this month in Algeria's Tassili n'Ajjer National Park, in the heart of the Sahara. The bright "star" at left is the gas giant planet Jupiter. A UN World Heritage site, Tassili n'Ajjer is famous for its caves filled with thousands of drawings and engravings that date as far back as 6000 B.C. Photographer Babak Tafreshi writes on The World At Night (TWAN) astrophotography website that "prehistoric skygazers surely witnessed a similar sky." (See a similar picture of the southern sky over Brazil's Iguaçu Falls.)"