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'A Beautiful Planet' by IMAX, in Photos

Home to biodiversity

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(Image credit: Copyright 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA
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Astronauts spent many hours planning the best possible angles, lighting and time frames to capture the footage for the IMAX film "A Beautiful Planet." Madagascar, an island known for its biodiversity, poses for a photo beneath its cloud cover.

Paradise in trouble

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(Image credit: Copyright 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA
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From the vantage point of the ISS, the extensive damage done by deforestation on the Island of Madagascar is clear, visible as expanses of brown earth where trees once grew.

Rich colors

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(Image credit: Copyright 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA
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Off the coast of the Bahamas, the underwater reefs radiate with fantastic colors.

[Find out more about the astronaut camera operators who captured these spectacular images for the IMAX film, "A Beautiful Planet"]