Home to biodiversity
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
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.
Off the coast of the Bahamas, the underwater reefs radiate with fantastic colors.