On any given day, around 60,000 to 80,000 airplanes take flight worldwide. As common as a flock of birds flying overhead, the daily mass of planes leaves nothing but a flash of metal and dissolving vapor trail. Instead of depicting the airplanes as fleeting, photographer Kevin Cooley captures their light trails, transforming these vehicles into gleaming celestial fixtures of the sky. The long-exposure photographs were created by opening the shutter of his camera over an extended period of time near major airports in the US. The glowing lines in each picture represent the amount of time each plane takes to pass through the frame. The blinking navigation and landing lights blend into bright streaks, reminding us of their ubiquity in contemporary life.