A starry-eyed photographer has captured the beauty of the Milky Way above the Himalayan night sky - after taking a midnight walk due to insomnia.
Dedicated snapper Anton Jankovoy trekked up a staggering 15,000ft to reach a good vantage point to try and capture the perfect pictures.
But after numerous attempts he failed to spot the amazing array of solar systems and stars he wanted to picture.
These photos of the Milky Way above the Himalayas were taken by Anton Jankovoy on a midnight walk he took while unable to sleep
Amazingly, however, the photographer chanced upon the phenomenal view after taking a late-night walk when he was unable to sleep.
One image shows the sprawling collection of stars, planets and solar systems hovering above the highest mountain range in the world.
The 23-year-old's results are spectacular - perfectly catching a series of stunning shots appearing to stop the movement of the universe in its tracks.
And another shows a guest house stayed in by Anton as he made his descent, with the Milky Way above the mountainside chalet.
Each one of the incredible images took hours to capture and expose - all while enduring freezing conditions.
Anton, from Zhytomyr in the Ukraine, said: 'This photo is taken in the highest mountains in the world - the Himalayas.
The pictures take hours to expose, so Anton turned to meditating as a way of coping with the cold.
'The photo of the Milky Way above the mountain range is in the Mardi Khola valley with the beautiful stars above it.
'It wasn't tourist season and only nature lovers were there. At night none of them slept and made lots of noise which I could not stand. So I got clothed and went out for a walk instead and saw the absolutely stunning view.
'I quickly got my camera as fast as I could and got the shots.
'I love the pureness of nature and the beauty of the mountains and endlessness of the Universe. These are the things that inspired me to take this shot.
'I find it very sad, that with the lifestyle of modern humanity, one out of five people never gets to see the Milky Way. In the big cities everybody is rushing about living their daily lives, without even knowing that wonders like that exist here on Earth.
'Sometimes it's just enough to look up or around to see how wonderful it can be - these pictures prove that.'
Anton's stunning shot above the Himalayas has won him professional acclaim. And the Ukrainian photographer revealed how he turned to meditation in a bid to stave off the chilly conditions experienced in Nepal.
He said: 'When I was taking the shots it took a long while. I could never imagine this photo would get so popular - maybe I need to go to the Himalayas more often.'
The experienced landscape photographer added: 'I adore photography, especially landscapes because I can just sit there and observe the nature around me. It's so peaceful.
'But because Milky Way images need very long shutter speeds they take a lot of patience. I've learnt how to endure the freezing cold by meditating. It's surprising but it really helps.
'All my childhood I dreamt about mountains and hoped to visit Nepal one day. Now I have done that. It has taken a lot of dedication and patience but the result has been worth it.'
Milky Way: The distinctively shaped galaxy in which our solar system is located is difficult to capture on film