We're lucky to live in one of the most picturesque countries in the world - but sometimes, you need look through the eyes of two Aussies to really appreciate it. Australian couple Jake Scott-Gardner and Joanna Scott describe themselves... " />

Aussie astrophotographers’ incredible pics of Queenstown’s night skies

We’re lucky to live in one of the most picturesque countries in the world – but sometimes, you need look through the eyes of two Aussies to really appreciate it.

Australian couple Jake Scott-Gardner and Joanna Scott describe themselves as “astrophotographers” – they focus their attention on the night skies of Queenstown, where they are currently based, and other areas around the South Island.

Tasman Glacier at midnight. Photo / South of Home Photography

The incredible images can take up to one hour to capture – often in freezing conditions – and this commitment to their craft has gained them more than19,000 Facebook fans and more than 8000 Instagram followers.

Lake Kirkpatrick in Queenstown. Photo / South of Home Photography

The couple relocated to New Zealand as the light pollution in their part of Australia restricted their photographic opportunities.

Nugget Point in the Catlins. Photo / South of Home Photography

‘The camera can pick up a lot more detail than the naked eye can, but hopefully these give those who are living in a light polluted area an insight into just how incredible our night sky is,’ they write on the South of Home Facebook page.

Road through Tasman Valley. Photo / South of Home Photography

Follow South of Home on Facebook and Instagram as they continue to show off the beauty of our landscapes and skies

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