Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

russian cosmonaut photos Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Purple sea around a what looks like an atoll. The image is very powerful and we would very much like to know where this is so we can plan our next vacation trip.”
From Laura in Comments below: “Nikumaroro or Gardener Island of the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati – identified with Google Image search for similar images”
Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

 Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]


Introduction

Presenting the Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, and his fantastic photographs from the International Space Station.

Cosmonauts are the Russian equivalent to Astronauts and this Russian Hero has been in space not once or twice but three times. In 2002 he flew on the Shuttle STS-112, and he later, twice went on the ISS in 2007 and finally in 2010. During his 2010 stay he was ISS-24 flight engineer under Astronaut Douglas Wheelock whom we have features on Triggerpit a year ago. Cosmonaut Yurchikhin was also the Commander of the Soyuz TMA-19 that brought himself, Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker safely back to Earth.

All photos below are taken by Astronaut Yurchikihin and posted with the permission of the Russian Space Agency.

Unfortunately Cosmonaut Yurchikhin does not provide captions to many of the photographs and we have no idea what the photos are on. So we would like to ask you readers to send us you guesses to any photo with a tile ending with a colon “:”. Please post your suggestions in the comment section at the bottom.  [50 pictures]

Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys (after the page finish loading) to navigate from picture to picture.

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “The golden horizon we call this one. Mother nature sure can produce beauty.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “This looks like an older photo where some kind of hatch is being installed. The sunrise/set in the background must have created quit a show for the astronaut/cosmonaut in the photo.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Must be a dam in the desert with irrigation rings around it. Anyone know where this might be?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: New York

Triggerpit staff: “Be sure to click the image for the large version (goes for all photos on this article) and then do a full screen of New York. The photo is truly spectacular and shows New York in great detail.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Iceberg

Triggerpit staff: “The color contrast is stunning, even if the photo is a little bit blurry. Wonder how large this iceberg was?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano

Triggerpit staff: “Cosmonaut Yyrchikhin took many photos of volcanoes and we love them all. This one is probably in Kamchatka and the clouds surrounding it make it appear almost being a volcano floating in the sky.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano

Triggerpit staff: “Another volcano. Anyone know which one it might be? We love the detail of the surroundings; the dark green emphasizes the brown burnt lava flows. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Kamchatka Volcano

Triggerpit staff: “Volcanoes are beautiful, powerful and stand majestic like chimneys of mother earth.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “This island or what ever it is, is shaped like a fish. Or do you see anything else. The blue sea frames it perfectly.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: London

Triggerpit staff: “Cosmonaut Yurchikhin took many ph0tos of large cities. This is one of the most famous there is: London, always a favorite for us. We love the British.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Clouds

Triggerpit staff: “At first we thought someone photo shopped this. However, most likely it’s not photo shopped. It is very peculiar with several circular cloud formations next to each other. Great shot. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Amazon river

Triggerpit staff: “Even if we are not 100%, we are still fairly certain this photo is of the Amazon River. Where else do we have this familiar shape surrounded by rain forest? ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Greenland

Triggerpit staff: “When you look at a map it is clear that Greenland is huge. But seen from space, it really daunts on us how large the ‘island’ really is.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Another great mysterious island. What could this be? It certainly looks like paradise to us.”
Okresh from comments below: “An island called Motu One and is a part of French Polynesia”. Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

RoyN2 Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “If picture #11 above looked like a fish, then this looks like a fish, cooked and eaten, with the head and bones remaining. What do you think?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Sticking out from beneath the clouds. A spectacular shot of a volcano/mountain. But where is it? We might never know. But it sure is pretty to look at.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Horizon

Triggerpit staff: “The silvery clouds floats like fragile remnants of a storm or prior day heavy clouds. They look like they are ready to enjoy one last fantastic sunset before they vanish into eternity.”
From Albert in comment section below: “…probably noctilucent – and not storm leftovers.”  
Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: ISS solar panels

Triggerpit staff: “The huge ISS solar panels are the blood and guts of the ISS. Without them no power and the station would plummet towards Earth.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Glaciers of Patagonia

Triggerpit staff: “The glaciers in Patagonia are spectacular indeed. We hope we wont lose them all to global warming.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Glaciers of Patagonia

Triggerpit staff: “Another view of a Patagonian glacier. Almost looks like a ski slope.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Misty Andes

Triggerpit staff: “The Andes is the world’s longest continental mountain range. It is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This shot with mist or clouds trapped in the valley between the mountains is something else. A mysterious valley filled with treasure for sure. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano in the Andes

Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Smoking Volcano in Kamchatka

Triggerpit staff: “Snow covered Mount Doom!” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

L5O33 Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano casting shadow

Triggerpit staff: “Chimney to the underworld.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano in North America

Triggerpit staff: “But which one is it? Suggestions? ” 
From Jacob in comments below ” Mt. St. Helens. You can tell by the horse-shoe shaped crater and the lava dome in the center of the crater.”
Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Twirling cloud formations

Triggerpit staff: “The eyes of mother Earth. These formations must have been incredible to experience from the ISS (like all the other fantastic photos).” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

TnOjo Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Brasila

Triggerpit staff: “A very clear photograph of the Capital of Brazil. If you live there, do you see your house?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Richat Structure

The so-called Richat Structure is a geological formation in the Maur Adrar Desert in the African country of Mauritania. Although it resembles an impact crater, the Richat Structure formed when a volcanic dome hardened and gradually eroded, exposing the onion-like layers of rock.
Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Volcano

Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Washington DC

Triggerpit staff: “Out proud nation’s capital, where all the important people sit and decide about the faith of the world. It is too bad they are bickering so much lately since nothing gets done. Perhaps if they took time and enjoyed the beauty of planet Earth for a moment they might finally realize all the politics mean very little. We are but a glitch in history. Find time to make the most of it.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Coast of Australia

Triggerpit staff: “The waves break on to shore and from above we glance another angle of how beautiful the planet is.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Cape Canaveral

Triggerpit staff: “The very familiar start pads at Cape Canaveral. We are very, very sad that the shuttle program has been retired. We truly hope the new space programs will ensure that all the incredible NASA staff will continue to get a chance to advance our horizons.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Chicago

Triggerpit staff: “The windy city beautiful as always. Great food, great people, great city.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Irrigation circles in the desert

Triggerpit staff: “Must be between seasons as they circles are not green.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Somewhere in Africa

Triggerpit staff: “Somewhere in Africa indeed, but where? We need help from you. Let us know your guess.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Alaska Glacier

Triggerpit staff: “We know this is Alaska, but where in Alaska? More help is needed to find this spectacular place.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “We can’t really make this one out. An island? Or perhaps a valley?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Kobalt blue water

Triggerpit staff: “With color like that the water must be clean and freezing. We have no clue as to where it is. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Fire in the US

Triggerpit staff: “Incredible on how much smoke wildfires produce. This is somewhere in North America. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: A final Kamchatka Volcano

Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Towards the stars

Triggerpit staff: “We really like this photo where the ‘Progress’ Soyuz capsule is leaving. It feels like they are heading out into deep space. We are very jealous.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: Dunes

Triggerpit staff: “The dunes are shaped like sand spiders, or cracks on the planet. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Another mysterious Island.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “More and more, but they all are insanely beautiful. ” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “Are these islands or reefs? The color combinations are outstanding.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “This island is also spectacular but even more so, the waves creating visible wrinkles. It looks almost surreal. Like it’s floating in space.” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services

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Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin: 

Triggerpit staff: “The truly blue planet. Can anything be more magnificent then our little blue dot in space?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services




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39 Responses to Spectacular Photos from the ISS by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin [50 pics]

  1. Laura November 6, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    1: Nikumaroro or Gardener Island of the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati – identified with Google Image search for similar images

    • Marcus Hirn November 6, 2011 at 8:57 am #

      Thank you Laura, we added your find to the #1 caption! And we gave you credit for the find.

  2. Italian Bella November 6, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    These are very pretty. Thank you very much.

  3. Chris November 6, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    WOW thats really beautiful.
    Thats shows the saying…Location location location….

  4. Alberto November 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    The clouds in picture #19 are probably noctilucent – and not storm leftovers.

    • Marcus Hirn November 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

      Thank you, we think you are correct and have added your comment above into the caption.

  5. Jacob November 7, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    #27 is Mt. St. Helens. You can tell by the horse-shoe shaped crater and the lava dome in the center of the crater. I have also compared the photo to other similar pictures.

    • Marcus Hirn November 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

      Thank you Jacob. We think you are correct so we added you comment to the caption under the photo. Keep it up!

  6. random November 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    No. 16 is an island in French Polynesia. Don’t remember the name of it. Look at google earth.

  7. Jay November 9, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    Exceptionally beautiful treat for the eyes :)

  8. Okresh November 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    16 is an island called Motu One and is a part of French Polynesia

    • Master Trigger November 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      Thank you Okresh. We added it to the caption.

  9. MX250 November 18, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Im totally speechless…. And jealous like hell!! These pics makes me a bit sad to… When I know all politics and nuclearshit that has been made… Sorry for bad english.
    / Paul from Sweden….

  10. kodi November 20, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    #5. Libia. Great Manmade River

    • WMMangus December 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      Photo #1 Nikumaroro: Just happens to be the place where The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is searching for Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan and their Lockheed Electra 10-E Special. See TIGHAR.org.

  11. Randy December 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    #5 is the Columbia River at Umatilla, Oregon. South is up in this photo.

  12. Kroeger December 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    In #4, the astronaut is moving a Control Moment Gyro (or CMG). It’s used to control the attitude of the ISS.
    #44 is particularly interesting because it captures the Orion constellation (a fairly famous constellation) in the background.

  13. m January 2, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    #47: Atoll – Satellite picture of Atafu atoll in Tokelau. Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand comprising three tropical coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean.[1] The United Nations General Assembly designated Tokelau a Non-Self-Governing Territory. Until 1976 the official name was Tokelau Islands. Tokelau is sometimes referred to by Westerners by the older, colonial name of The Union Islands.
    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokelau

  14. m January 2, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    #39: Malaspina Glacier, Alaska. The Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is the largest piedmont glacier in the world. Situated at the head of the Alaska Panhandle, it is about 65 km (40 mi) wide and 45 km (28 mi) long, with an area of some 3,900 km2 (1,500 sq mi). It is named in honor of Alessandro Malaspina, an Italian explorer in the service of the Spanish Navy, who visited the region in 1791.
    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaspina_Glacier

  15. m January 2, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    #37: The Kufra oasis in Lybia. Kufra /ˈkuːfrə/ (also spelled Cufra in Italian, Koufra in French or Khofra) is a basin (Arab: Uádi el Kufra) [1] and oasis group in Al Kufrah District, southeastern Cyrenaica in Libya. Kufra is historically important above all because at the end of nineteenth century it became the center and holy place of the Senussi order. […] At the beginning of the ’70s, Libya launched in Kufra a great cultivation project aimed at developing agriculture in the desert. LEPA irrigation is provided by fossil water beneath the ground surface, the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source and the only accessible water resource in the area. Rotors (high sprinkler that rotates) provide irrigation and the obtained circles have a diameter af about 1 km (1,100 yd) and can be observed from space.
    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kufra

  16. Frédéric SALEN January 5, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Great shots. The earth is so beautiful seen from space

    Thank you

  17. carolina January 11, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    The pictures are awesome. I just hope that nobody can really find this unknown places. I’m sick of this money/super-fancy-hotels/exhausting destruction.

  18. Matt January 14, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    Photo #17 is “Glorieuses Islands” (Iles Glorieuses in french) a french oversea territory located in the northern Mozambique channel, about 160 kilometres northwest of Madagascar.
    I went there in a scientific expedition in 2009, these islans are wonderfull!

    See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorioso_Islands
    See : http://www.taaf.fr/spip/spip.php?article309

  19. benois January 14, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    #17 is Tromelin french island
    thank you for these marvelous pictures :
    I would enjoy them in a bigger size !:-)

  20. m January 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    hey guys! you should update captions thanks to your helpfull readers, shouldn’t you?

  21. Joachim Gesch, Germany March 3, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    i am shure the picture Nr. 9 shows the volcanoe shiveluch near Kljychi in Kamchatka.

  22. Jim Echols April 19, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    #13: Looking down on a volcanic eruption. Eruption center toward the right.

  23. Bill Dawson June 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    #40 is a dry lake-bed, with lots of dark minerals, and bright white salt flats. You can see alluvial channels and fans coming down from the mountains, and parts of an old shoreline. The straight lines may be a power line right of way, whuch would suggest that this is in Western North America.

  24. Mike June 27, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Are high resolution files or prints available for these? I would love to but a couple prints as they are some of the most spectacular photos that I have ever seen.

  25. Zach Young July 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Actually, #13 is looking straight down on the tops of a string of thunderstorms. Each circular formation is the anvil for an individual storm cell. The rough patch near the middle of each circle is where the updraft of the storm is poking up slightly into the stratosphere.

  26. Martin Werr July 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    #6 is McNary Dam on the Oregon/Washington border. Up is to the south in this orientation.

  27. Martin Werr July 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Sorry. I meant #5 is McNary Dam.

  28. sonumishra September 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Professional photographers know at which second they have to click so baby photoshoot work is suitable to be done by them only in my eyes

  29. Bob Mollema February 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    “Spectacular photos by Cosmonaut Yurchikhin:

    Triggerpit staff: “Must be a dam in the desert with irrigation rings around it. Anyone know where this might be?” Photo Credit: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the Russian Space Agency Press Services”

    This is in yemen! I have a screenshot from google maps. Send it this midday.

  30. Bart February 25, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    Number 9 is SHIVELUTCH volcano on Kamchatka.

    43 is Kliuchevskoi volcano and Kamen volcano.

  31. Outpost Magazine December 16, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    This is amazing, especially love the Kamchatka Volcano photo! Thanks for sharing!

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