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.

I have always wondered what crops produce these vivid colors near Szombathely Hungary.

I showed you the fascinating salt domes in Iran in an earlier post. Here is a wide angle to see them in context.

Rare views of southern Alaska. From Ketchikan to Juneau, with Sitka & snowy Baranof Island in the mid-upper center.

You know what a mouth of a river is, but take a look at the mouths of the Irrawaddy Delta.

From the red sand dunes in southern Saudi Arabia and Oman…

…up to the amazing array of white peaks on the Himalaya Mountains …

…and down to the incredibly beautiful blue Mozambique coral reefs in the Indian Ocean.

Patagonia is back! We’ve gone through the 60 day cycle of photo opportunities around the world.

Grand Canyon National Park

New York

Sand dunes



Yesterday I spoke to Prof. Hawking & daughter Lucy about dark matter & nanocrafts, I showed them my favourite reef!

Sediment in Ethiopia

James Bay


Bay Area


Belize City and its extensive coral reefs.

Ancient volcanoes


Thoughts are with all those affected by the fires - Fort McMurray, #Alberta

I'm going to miss the colors of #Africa! #EarthArt. #YearInSpace

More #Africa #EarthArt hues. #YearInSpace

Will be missing these sands too, but looking forward to sandy beaches up close. #EarthArt #Africa #YearInSpace

#EarthArt Fiery veins. #YearInSpace

Snow and ice make #Canada #EarthArt nice. #YearInSpace