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Astronaut Kjell Lindgren goes on clicking spree from space

Last updated on: December 01, 2015 10:21 IST

International Space Station astronaut Kjell Lindgren has treated his Twitter fans to a host of spectacular images over the last few weeks, sharing stunning images of the natural and man-made beauty of Earth.

The US astronaut is spending a year aboard the ISS as part of Nasa's Expedition 45. Lindgren tweets a wide array of images from all across the globe.

The photos include an image of a collection of coral cays, including the North West Island, at the southern end of the reef.

Rediff.com takes a look at these awe-inspiring images of the planet that Carl Sagan famously called 'the pale blue dot'.

A view of the sector of Green River canyon in eastern Utah known as the Bowknot Bend because of the way the river doubles back on itself after a loop of nine miles. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph from the International Space Station and shared it with his followers saying, "The delicate fingerprints of water imprinted on the sand." Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


An image of the Pinaki and Nukutavake Atolls, French Polynesia. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


A wonderful view of Kavir Desert in Central Iran. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


A breathtaking view of the glacial lakes of Patagonia. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


A dusty view of Tifernine dunes and Tassili Najjer Mountains in Algeria. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


 'Seeing Escher in sand dunes' Lindgren said about these astonishing ridges. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


Islands and sea in the Great Barrier Reef seen from space. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


The mighty Grand Canyon as pictured here in this exceptional looking image. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


A eye popping view of the Nevados de Chillan, Chile. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


A web-shaped photograph of Moscow at nighttime. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr


This photograph of small island cays in the Bahamas and the prominent tidal channels cutting between them will take your breath away. Photograph: NASA/ Kjell Lindgren/ Flickr