During his eight-month stint at the International Space Station, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers captured some absolutely gorgeous images of planet Earth.
The Dutch physician and European Space Agency astronaut was selected to participate in International Space Station expeditions 30 and 31. Leaving the planet on December 21st 2011 and returning the following July, Andre Kuipers captured some absolutely incredible images of our planet:
All photos can be found at Kuipers' photo stream, featured on Flickr. And enjoy these amazing photos by Andre Kuipers? Then be sure to check out our posts on amazing facts and astounding aerial photography!