Posted this a few days ago on my Facebook blog here but I wanted to show it here as well. This is the Milky Way looking south west across the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica. I knew the stars would be clear here but it was magnificent. It is so good for observing astronomical objects because across the Gulf of Nicoya is a mountainous areas with trees and hardly any civilisation apart the harbour towns, so minimal light pollution, and then behind that there is absolutely nothing but ocean until you reach Australia!
Canon 5D3 with Canon 17-14mm f/4 L lens.