My name is Mauricio Salazar and I'm an amateur landscape astrophotographer from Montevideo, Uruguay.
On 2017 I bought my first camera and after seeing some milky way pictures I decided to try it. Using my car as the camera tripod I took my first shot. From that moment I became a fan of landscape astrophotography. I searched the internet to learn all the fundamentals and techniques, becoming an autodidact on the subject.
On January of 2019 I decided to open an Instagram account to share the work I had been doing. Astropolo is the nickname I chose and it represents the relation between astrophotography and the geographic poles.
- NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day ( November 19, 2019)