Photographer captures stunning image of Milky Way galaxy from Suffolk beach

A photographer was able to capture a stunning picture of the Milky Way above Aldeburgh beach

A photographer was able to capture a stunning picture of the Milky Way above Aldeburgh beach - Credit: Jon Allard Photography

A photographer has captured a stunning photo of the Milky Way above a Suffolk beach. 

Jon Allard, who takes a lot of astronomical photos, captured the photo above Aldeburgh beach on Sunday, April 3. 

He said he felt "proud" after he took the image from the seafront, by the Scallop sculpture, in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Allard added: "I take a lot of astro shots, and I arrived there at about half 11 at night I knew the Milky Way core was coming up about 2.30am so wanted to check the area where to set up, there was a band of cloud coming in from the left so I had my fingers crossed that it would go away at about 2.15am.

"I started taking pictures and finished about half 3 in the morning, the time seemed to fly as I had my friend Danny with me it was -2C when I got back to my van to head home for the night.

"I eventually got back at 6.30am and I had a look at my pictures and felt proud and was very happy that I had managed to get this shot."

The Milky Way was also captured above Shingle Street and Walberswick last year by keen amateur photographers. 

Suffolk has some great places to go stargazing thanks to the clear skies and seemingly never-ending views.