“Post from the past to the Day of Cosmonautics”: Imagine, but these photos were taken at all dorogushchim satellite or telescope, and a conventional camera Nikon. Turns out, the Dutch physicist and astronaut Andre Kuipers, who is currently conducting research on the International Space Station, this interstellar photographer. All photos except the last, are his works. Some of them do not even look real.
1. Structure Richat in Mauritania. (Flickr.com)
2. Paris at night. (Flickr.com)
3. From space, I wish you all a good and colorful year. (Flickr.com)
4. The 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 and Copenhagen and Oslo Norway, Sweden and Stockholm, northern Germany and beyond. And, of course, the northern lights. (Flickr.com)
7. Beautiful reflection of the sun in a river in Brazil. (Flickr.com)
8. Planes in the 242 miles down on the way to America. (Flickr.com)
9. Aurora between Antarctica and Australia. (Flickr.com)
10. Footprints in the desert hundreds of miles along the Atlantic Ocean. (Flickr.com)
11. Ice spiral 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 figure Sahara. (Flickr.com)
16. Snowy Canada. River or a centipede?
17. Waves of the Indian Ocean. Interestingly, they are above or below the water surface and which are at the same magnitude.
18. Lake Powell and the Colorado River. Coolest place – warm water green, white and red rocks, blue sky. And no one around.
19. The crater from a meteorite in Canada.
20. Alps is very tempting, but I did not take a skiing …
21. The moon looks the same as the ISS, and with the Earth. Only her sunrise and sunset we see all the time.
22. A year ago, the author saw him from the plane and decided he had to be seen from space. That’s it – Salt Lake City.
23. Sandy figure Sahara.
24. Earth at night.
25. According to ISS commander Daniel Burbank, by the photographer’s eye full of the beautiful cloud formations.
26. Aircraft painted in the sky.
27. As we can see the moon – clearly and slowly moving towards or away from the horizon.
28. Pacific – a huge source of beautiful pictures. One of the Gilbert Islands.
29. Africa meets Europe – the Strait of Gibraltar.
30. Foam clouds.
31. Photographer- During the experiment, it was necessary to wait for 10 minutes, so I looked out the window. And I saw the active volcano Mount Etna!
32. Australia – stunning continent with beautiful formations.
33. Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), photographed by ISS Commander Dan Burbank, one of the first to see it on launch day.