It is a view of the edge of a spiral galaxy, named NGC 5023. It is over 30 million light years away from us. Click the link for full resolution images:
When I look into a photo like this, my mind reels at the immensity and vastness of our cosmos.
This galaxy alone has millions of stars, probably billions of planets, and countless other bodies & features... and it is only one single galaxy, out of 100 billion.
We are each a point of consciousness in this endless sea of creation, manifesting out of the practically infinite fractal Universe.