Star trails around the world

These are the stunning pictures of the night sky brilliantly capturing the lights and colors of the Milky Way glistening over desert landscapes. Taken in various locations across Australia and the United States from the Grand Canyon to the Coral Sea, the pictures perfectly show the bright lights of the starry skies.

The photographs were taken by Wayne Pinkston, a 64-year-old semi-retired physician from Chesapeake, Va. He said: I love taking pictures of dark landscapes and the night sky - particularly the Milky Way, the planets in our solar system and the Andromeda Galaxy. (Caters News)

Photography by Wayne Pinkston/Caters News