Icy winter star trails

These spectacular images will leave you star struck - beautifully capturing a rainbow of star trails illuminating the winter nights sky.

Keen photographer Maurizio Pignotti, 46, spends all night in freezing temperatures painstakingly shooting the breathtaking crystal-clear stars.

He uses a technique where he merges together anywhere between 80 and 450 shots to create what he describes as a rainbow of stars. Space-lover Maurizio, captures the star trails on the borders of the Adriatic Sea - including the Sibillini Mountains National Park, the Conero National Park, and the Gargano National Park. (Caters News)

(Photography by Maurizio Pignotti)