M I C H A E L 📸 B A R N E T T @themilkywaychaser

Creating Mood Boosting 📸 Magic SC & Beyond🗺! Star chaser and Loggerhead sea turtle conservationist, with a little 🎥👰 on the side. DM for projects!

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South Carolina’s coastline is always changing and that’s part of the magic. Sand shifts, dunes move and (mostly ) shrink in size, and inanimate objects constantly drift onto the beach. In this case, it was a battered old sailboat, shipwrecked under the stars ✨. . . #coastline #charlestonsc #southcarolina #lowcountry #exploretocreate #explorecharleston #chs #southerncharm #galaxy #astro #travelwell #chucktown #majestic #shipwrecked #coastalliving #milkywaychasers #holycity #charleston #photooftheday #milkyway #stars #naturephotography #astrophotography #landscape #driftwood #nature #beach #sonyalpha #photopills #stranded

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Charleston, what a place to watch a sunset! The lowcountry skyline cross crossed by contrails one recent spring evening. Anyone know why contrails sometimes stay around for hours?..... Sublimation. . . #charleston #charlestonsc #southcarolina #lowcountry #travel #explorecharleston #chs #southerncharm #instagood #southern #travelwell #chucktown #charlestoneats #photooftheday #coastalliving #lifestyle #holycity #charleston #photooftheday #instagood #picoftheday #naturephotography #travel #landscape #sunset #nature #beach #sunsets #swag

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Skyglow from Charleston on Saturday night, blotting out the starry sky and keeping me awake 😳. Light pollution grows on average about 2% every year (globally ) and it is affecting my view, wildlife, and probably our eye sight. But light pollution isn’t a constant and aerosols in the atmosphere can make the glow much more intense on occasion. Max out humidity (like this past Sat ) and you get a glow like this. . . #ourplanetdaily #astronomy #nightshooters #stargazing #milkyway #nightphotography #astrophotography #milkywaychasers #charleston #explorecharleston #charlestonphotographer #nightscape #photopills #exploretocreate #charlestonsc #lowcountryliving #camping #night_shooterz

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The pollen is gone, the ocean is warm, the boat is fixed, and the sunsets are late enough in the day that you don’t have to watch them from traffic. Welcome to May in Charleston. . . #charlestonsc #explorecharleston #beachlife #chasingsunsets #sunsets #southcarolina #lowcountryliving #chs #nature #livingthedream #charlestonphotographer #throughthelens #moodygrams #thecreatorclass #cloudscape #theglobewanderer #charlestonsc #may #justgoshoot #livetheadventure

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@usfws @annelouisecotterill and I trying to locate the nest of one massive loggerhead sea turtle. She pushed up so much sand on her way up the beach that the exact location of her clutch took 20 mins to find, but then that’s the point of millions of years of evolution (to hide them, and hide them well ). Hatchlings face near impossible odds once their born, so a little camouflage, while their still eggs, can go along way. . . A remote part of the South Carolina coast, it’s hot, it’s buggy, and there’s no place to hide when storms roll in. . . #southcarolina #wildlifeconservation #ocean #loggerhead #seaturtle #conservation #landscapephotography #charlestonphotographer #seaturtleconservation #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #nature @natgeoyourshot

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The Outer Banks wave machine delivers again!. . . The first surfers I ever saw were here in The Outer Banks from the top of the lighthouse, when it was in its original spot right on the beach. As my dad and I hung over the railing to watch them surf below, I knew I was hooked! I’m not sure how much actual begging it took, but it felt like a years worth before my parents finally caved in and I had my first board. Cape Hatteras is memories, it’s where my love for the ocean began... . #swells #explorenorthcarolina #aquatech_imagingsolutions #easternsurfmag #capehatteras #roamtheplanet #nakedplanet #oceanconservation #stayandwander #keepitwild #earthfocus #surf #way2ill #oceanwaves #picoftheday #alphacollective #zeiss #welivetoexplore #wanderout #obx #surfing #livetheadventure #charlestonphotographer

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Charleston sunsets rarely disappoint. The Yorktown is one of my favorite vantage points. I still think this old aircraft carrier would make a killer AIRBNB... suggestion box 🗳! . . . #charlestonsc #ravenelbridge #purplesky #chs #explorecharleston #lowcountryliving #discoversc #patriotspoint #southcarolina #southcarolinaliving #charlestonphotographer #sunsetoftheday #livetheadventure #2019 #sunsets #chsdaily #charleston #exploretocreate #mood #skyvibes

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April 2019

I had a pelican take a hotdog right out of my hand one time on East Battery. Pelicans are majestic birds, but they can and will strike without warning🤨..... Watch your back 🌭🦅❗️. . . #ravenelbridge #purplesky #chs #charlestonsc #lowcountryliving #discoversc #explorecharleston #southcarolina #southcarolinaliving #charlestonphotographer #wildlifeconservation #sunsetoftheday #charlestondaily #sunsets #wintersky #chsdaily #charleston #nature #pelicans #wildlifephotography

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April 2019

More than a full hour before the sun hits the horizon, when sunlight’s blue wavelengths dominate, the stars are still visible and are in harmony with the morning light. . . The #milkyway #saturn and #jupiter all fading away behind the sunrise. Sullivan’s Island, February 2019. . . #thecarolinas #sunrise #nature #charlestonsc #southcarolina #discoversc #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #birds #natureshots #charleston #explorecharleston #astrophotography #charlestonphotographer #summeriscoming #lowcountry #wildlifephotography #conservation #milkywaychasers #wildlifeconservation @explorecharleston

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April 2019

There’s only 4, and they’re a little crooked, but they have be the sweetest stairs in #charlestonsc A stairway to Heaven 🎶. . . #southcarolina #charlestonphotographer #charleston #sullivansisland #sunsets #stairwaytoheaven #explorecharleston #carolina #lowcountryliving #backyard #thecarolinas #beachviews #mood #goldenhour

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April 2019

A little Charleston sunset magic on this rainy day. I love the reflection of the jetty in this photo. The clouds were moving so quickly and the light was changing so fast, I was able to take 50+ shots of this scene in just a few minutes...and they’re all wildly unique. That’s part of the excitement of the sun setting 📸! . . . #exploretocreate #discoverearth #stayandwander #keepitwild #earthfocus #earthofficial #way2ill #nature #picoftheday #alphacollective #wanderout #igworldglobal #colors_of_day #livetheadventure #nature_brilliance #reflections #charlestonsc #explorecharleston #sullivansisland #southcarolina #charleston #sunsets #charlestonphotographer

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April 2019

The excitement 🤩 I feel when the night sky clears and the stars, moon and planets all align perfectly, probably doesn’t make sense to most people. How many of us want to get up at 2am and spend the rest of the night sitting on a cold beach? I’m usually the only one out there, so I’d say, not many. Bur make it out early enough before the sun rise, and you can listen to the animals wake up, feel the warm air move in, and watch the sky get painted! This show can be binge-watched everyday....for free. . . About 1.5 hours before sunrise a few weeks ago. It was magical and I had it all to myself. . . #moonrise #charlestonsc #bluehour #sunrise #southcarolina #nature_brilliance #explorecharleston #astrophotography #morningsky #reflection #whpmirrorimage #charlestonphotographer #chstoday #nature #wanderlust #morningmood #charleston #sonyalphacollective #zeisslenses #earthhour #skylovers #chs #way2ill

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March 2019

Mount Pleasant is flat...and probably getting flatter, so if you want that ”top of the mountain” perspective some creativity is required. . . There’s a rumor the town might take down our water tower and replace it with a cell phone tower. I’m formerly protesting that decision . #charleston #watertowerpics #sunrise #lowcountry #view #southcarolina #explorecharleston #chstoday #climbmountpleasant #carolina #dji #charlestonsc #watertowerart

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March 2019

Sunset fishing in the lowcountry 🎣. No matter what kinda shitty traffic filled day you might be having, an afternoon on the boat should wash it all away. . . #explorecharleston #lowcountry #gonefishing #southcarolina #charlestonsc #sunset #charlestonphotographer

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March 2019

BOY! 🏄🏼⚾️🏀🛹🏌🏼‍♂️🏂🧗🏼‍♂️ congratulations ❤️ @annelouisecotterill

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March 2019

Wave 🌊 🏄🏼 perfection! Who’s ready for summer 🦈🏖?? . #carolina #waveporn #southcarolina #charleston #surfer #summeriscoming @oceansurfshop @easternsurfmag

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March 2019

Birds eye sunset 🌅. What a spot! If they’d let me, I’d put a hammock on top of the Morris Island lighthouse....but they won’t ☹️. . . #charlestonsc #explorecharleston #chs #morrisislandlighthouse #lowcountry #exploretocreate #southcarolina #sunsets #charlestondaily #charleston #livethemoment #lighthouse #carolina #carolinasunset #charlestonphotographer

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