Chris Hadfield Gallery

A collection of photos from Chris Hadfield. These are all from twitter since, even though they’re NASA images, I’ve been unable to find them on NASA’s page. This is a shame since it means that the higher-resolution images  aren’t easily accessible for the public.

Most of the photos are not tied to super-specific locations and are instead little details from all over the Earth. I found myself particularly drawn to his eye for patterns and textures. As a result, I ended up picking a lot of sandy and rocky photos.

This is also my first time really doing this sort of thing with someone else’s photos. One of these days I’m going to have to do this to my own…

The Australian Outback is effortlessly crazily beautiful.
This taffy-twisted African rock reminds me of a dolphin, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Tonight's Finale: The Richat Structure. A giant gazing eye upon the Earth.
Tonight's Finale: I have no idea what this Brazilian outcrop looks like on the ground, but from orbit, it's a brain.
The front range of the Rockies, rising beautifully from the plain.
Tonight's Finale: The starkest of beauty, in Saudi Arabia.
Big and Little Ambergris Cay, on the blue edge of the abyss.
In the lee of the rock - protecting an island of humanity in a sea of orange sand.
Clouds, shadows and sand, playing with my imagination.
Question of the day: What made these eight clouds? Is the Earth sending smoke signals?
If Picasso painted lakes...
Oil drilling draws a circuit board on the ochre landscape.
Center-pivot irrigation farms mining an ancient reef of deep water.
Crazed patchwork of farms in Central Asia, a monochromatic 3D hallucination in the snow.
Humans need straight lines, nature doesn't. Indecisive river and orderly farmers, central Asia.
The river hiccups like a zipper on an old coat.
This river's about to take a short cut.
The sea playing with the sand, in Pakistan.
Huge swirls in the sea off of Mumbai, India
The surging flow of the ocean, very visible along the north coast of South America.
Sands of Namibia, a rippling texture of stark beauty from space.
These mouthwatering generous folds of icing are actually Saudi sand.
Like the sand came crashing over the shore of rock.

Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at, and the web at

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