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Kamchatka Volcanoes

This photograph of snow-covered volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula illustrates one of the unique attributes of the International Space Station—the ability to view landscapes at an angle, rather than the straight down view typical of many satellite-based sensors.

Astronaut photograph ISS025-E-17440 was acquired on November 19, 2010, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 25 crew. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by William L. Stefanov, NASA-JSC.

Published December 6, 2010
Data acquired November 19, 2010

ISS > Digital Camera
Astronaut Photography