Imagine, that these pictures were taken was not expensive satellite or telescope, but with conventional camera
Nikon. It turns out, Dutch physicist and astronaut André Kuipers, currently conducts research on the international space station, this interstellar photographer. All photos, except the last, his works are. Some of them do not even look like real. 2. Paris at night. (flickr.com) 3. From space, I wish you all a good and colorful year. (flickr.com) 4. Channels in the desert of Somalia. (flickr.com) 5. Over the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal in the background. (flickr.com) 6. Denmark, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norway, and Sweden and Stockholm, northern Germany and beyond. And, of course, the northern lights. (flickr.com) 7. Beautiful reflection of the Sun in the River of Brazil. (flickr.com) 8. Aircraft at 242 miles down on the way to America. (flickr.com)
9. Aurora australis between Antarctica and Australia. (flickr.com) 10. Footprints in the desert hundreds of miles along the Atlantic Ocean. (flickr.com)
11. Icy spirals near Kamchatka, Russia. (flickr.com)
12. At sunrise and sunset, you can see the different layers of the atmosphere. (flickr.com) 13. A strong wind blows the white sand. (flickr.com) 14. The sun is reflected in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. (flickr.com) 15. Sandy picture Sahara. (flickr.com)
16. Snowy Canada. River or a centipede? (flickr.com) 17. Waves of the Indian Ocean. Interestingly, they are above or below the surface of the water, and what they value. (flickr.com) 18. Lake Powell and the Colorado River. The coolest place – green warm water, white and red rocks, blue sky. And no one around. (flickr.com) 19. Meteorite crater in Canada. (flickr.com) 20. Alps is very tempting, but I did not bring skis … (flickr.com) 21. The moon looks the same as the ISS, and with the Earth. Only its rising and setting, we see all the time. (flickr.com) 22. Salt Lake City. (flickr.com) 23. Sandy picture Sahara. (flickr.com) 24. Earth at night. (flickr.com) 25. According to ISS commander Daniel Burbank, the photographer eye full of the beautiful cloud formations. (flickr.com)
26. Aircraft painted in the sky. (flickr.com) 27. As we can see the moon – clearly and slowly moving towards or away from the horizon. (flickr.com) 28. Pacific Ocean – a huge source of beautiful pictures. One of the Gilbert Islands. (flickr.com) 29. Africa meets Europe – the Strait of Gibraltar. (flickr.com) 30. Foam clouds. (flickr.com) 31. During the experiment, it was necessary to wait for 10 minutes, so I looked out the window. And I saw an active volcano Etna! (flickr.com) 32. Australia – amazing continent with beautiful formations. (flickr.com)
33. Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), photographed by ISS Commander Dan Burbank, one of the first ones to see it on launch day.