Photos from Orbit

By M Ferguson | Commander Chris Hadfield inspired me with his photos from the International Space Station. I am so thrilled that succeeding missions to the ISS have kept up this document of Earth's beauty. These are perfect examples of abstract natural art, collected by the citizen scientists of the ISS.

Powerful Australia #EarthArt. https://t.co/JSwReYcOXO

I have always wondered what crops produce these vivid colors near Szombathely Hungary. https://t.co/grEz3TcC3I

I showed you the fascinating salt domes in Iran in an earlier post. Here is a wide angle to see them in context. https://t.co/sXuyiYx7MU

Rare views of southern Alaska. From Ketchikan to Juneau, with Sitka & snowy Baranof Island in the mid-upper center. https://t.co/bNNpUNJQWG

You know what a mouth of a river is, but take a look at the mouths of the Irrawaddy Delta. https://t.co/IhwGquxMu6

From the red sand dunes in southern Saudi Arabia and Oman… https://t.co/SyM23xG9j8

…up to the amazing array of white peaks on the Himalaya Mountains … https://t.co/fZciQuPHB1

…and down to the incredibly beautiful blue Mozambique coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. https://t.co/KCjqh5DBRY

Patagonia is back! We’ve gone through the 60 day cycle of photo opportunities around the world. https://t.co/xKCfVxKI8v

Grand Canyon National Park

New York

Sand dunes

Greenland

Antwerp

Yesterday I spoke to Prof. Hawking & daughter Lucy about dark matter & nanocrafts, I showed them my favourite reef! https://t.co/c4BiMLLgoY

Sediment in Ethiopia

Aswan High Dam

James Bay

Tenerife

Bay Area

Florida

Belize City and its extensive coral reefs. https://t.co/eH1pSBbE7a

Ancient volcanoes

Vancouver

Thoughts are with all those affected by the fires - Fort McMurray, #Alberta https://t.co/3Rav8m3Yn5

I'm going to miss the colors of #Africa! #EarthArt. #YearInSpace https://t.co/FyqIk5UFoY

More #Africa #EarthArt hues. #YearInSpace https://t.co/SythDOBILo

Will be missing these sands too, but looking forward to sandy beaches up close. #EarthArt #Africa #YearInSpace https://t.co/u7Ro6MdP1B

#EarthArt Fiery veins. #YearInSpace https://t.co/Q8yPosik9b