Amazing photo of Milky Way galaxy above East Anglian beach

An amateur astronomical photographer managed to capture the Milky Way above the beach at Brightlingsea  

An amateur astronomical photographer managed to capture the Milky Way above the beach at Brightlingsea - Credit: Jon Allard Photography

A photographer has captured a mesmerising photo of the Milky Way galaxy above a beach.  

Jon Allard captured the stunning the picture above the beach at Brightlingsea, in Essex, on Monday, April 25.

Mr Allard said he had been planning on capturing the Milky Way above the beach for a short while. 

He added: "I planned this shot for a while and noticed that the skies was very clear that night, I left my house at half 12 at night and got to Brightlingsea for about 1am.

Jon Allard managed to capture the Milky Way above the Brightlingsea beach 

Jon Allard managed to capture the Milky Way above the Brightlingsea beach - Credit: Jon Allard

"I set up and was shooting with the camera until 3am.

"I was happy with how the pictures were looking on the back of the camera and finally got home about 4am."

Mr Allard also managed to capture an amazing picture of the Milky Way above the Aldeburgh.

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

Jon Allard also captured a picture of the Milky Way above Aldeburgh beach - Credit: Jon Allard Photography

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He said he felt "proud" after he took the image from the seafront, by the iconic Scallop sculpture.