Observations from above

These photos were taken by an ordinary digital camera, but with an unusual point - with the Earth's orbit. Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers (Andre Kuipers) is currently conducting research at the International Space Station and he became interested in photography.

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The structure of Rishat in Mauritania.

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"Alps is very tempting, but I did not bring skis ..."

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Paris by night.

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Sandy drawing of Sahara desert.

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Aircraft painted in the sky.

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"Pacific Ocean - a huge source of opportunities to create beautiful photos. In the photo: One of the Gilbert Islands. "

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"Australia - an amazing continent with beautiful natural formations."

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Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy).

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"Flies over the Tibetan plateau in the Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal in the background."

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The reflection of the sun in one of the rivers of Brazil.

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Planes at 242 miles above the lower station.

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"Snow-covered Canada. It looks like a centipede. "