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A fearless amateur photographer has braved broken bones during the darkest nights in his lone quest to capture the ultimate night selfie - armed with just a hatchet for protection.
Looking like a mad scientist from a sci-fi movie, the photography-enthusiast braved wild bears and wolves.
Finland-born, Jari “Swampman” Johnsson, 48, travelled to the marshland in southern Finland to capture these breathtaking pictures.
Each picture took up to 30 minutes to set up.
He even continued snapping despite having sustained two broken ribs after a fall in the dark.
Johnsson had to shoot in the dark and as far away from the city as possible.
The Milky Way started out as a series of dense regions not long after the Big Bang.
The first stars to form were in globular clusters that still exist and are among the oldest formed in the Milky Way region.
It was so dark that the photographer could not see what he was doing.
He only had use of a flashlight.
A wireless remote control in his mouth activates the shutter. Stillness is imperative for about twenty-five seconds.
It was all worth it in the end as the eerie yet spectacularly star-lit pictures show.