Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has not too long ago been very busy onboard the Worldwide Area Station. Not solely has he simply completed his first area stroll, however he’s been utilizing his downtime to go to the cupola viewing dome together with his digital camera. And his photographs are simply beautiful.
Take this one in every of Florida’s Key West. It might nearly be an summary portray. After which there’s the aerial view of the aptly named ‘Eye of the Sahara’.
Wakata’s Twitter feed is at the moment full of those beautiful aerial photographs of our world. He additionally has some uncommon views of the Straits of Gibraltar, Madagascar, and Buenas Aires, Argentina.
“A good looking distinction of the land, vegetation, rivers, clouds, and the encircling ocean!” he says of his picture of Madagascar.
The ISS astronauts typically take pleasure in their spare time on board by taking photographs. Us mere mortals on Earth are so privileged to catch a glimpse of what they’re viewing. Right here at DIYP, we’ve featured photographs by a number of of the ISS astronauts prior to now, and it’s all the time fascinating to see this angle of the Earth.