Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

An explosion of color, motion, and life painted on the canvas of our wonderful world. This is a section of the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia, captured through a 1200mm lens. I think even the great Impressionists would be awestruck with this natural display.

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2102 days ago

An explosion of color, motion, and life painted on the canvas of our wonderful world. This is a section of the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia, captured through a 1200mm lens. I think even the great Impressionists would be awestruck with this natural display.

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onthebrightzide 2009 days ago

hahhaha it looook like a treeeee ( =

DiAMANDA_R_ 2048 days ago

Veins Of Ocean

ic_nan 2076 days ago

it look like tree but vry amazing ,, i like this pic

Earth_abhidej 2081 days ago

I don't have enough money to traveling to space but anyway i can find GBR from the google map , this is should be the same thing. go to this -21.010644,151.501465 , everybody can enjoy this.

LayzeeDaisy69 2082 days ago

Amazing

novalnd 2083 days ago

tidak cuma di dalam air, jauh di ketinggian angkasa great barrier reef tetap terlihat indah

WaltHanson 2087 days ago

B...est P...ractice? ahem, let`s KEEP it like this. Thanks for this awesome photograph!

ChillnPepper 2088 days ago

Awesome! It almost resembles a tree in an abstract sort of way with a 20-30 degree slant... Beautiful. Thank you!

Sudhirofficial 2091 days ago

Huuu

PC0101 2093 days ago

Yes, when the file will have been downlinked to Earth. May take some time, I’ll tweet it.

teddc202 2094 days ago

awesome!

rachx32 2094 days ago

wow this is so cool

themancalledzac 2095 days ago

can we get a high rez of this? i would love you forever for it this is Fascinating

ldidrik 2097 days ago

Beauty created by the hand of God! Impossible to capture otherwise. Thank you for sharing what your eye sees :-)

eebaddej 2097 days ago

Ive been lucky enough to meet a handful of astronauts! 9 of 10 mention the barrier reef as the most beautiful sight from orbit in all the world. No Doubt!

Lovereikiheals 2099 days ago

WOW...Mother Earth's artistic expression of "the tree of life"...Beautiful photo!!!

LuisaNievesIna 2099 days ago

Ver esta foto es disfrutar de los colores y las formas de nuestro planeta. Es una inspiración para cualquier manifestación artística. Definitivamente la tierra es una obra maestra de Dios.

LuisaNievesIna 2099 days ago

Seeing this photo is to enjoy the colors and forms of our planet. It is an inspiration for any art manifestation. Definitely the earth is a masterpiece of God.

HimeIshida 2100 days ago

I think so. We often can't see it, but nature makes the most wonderful things!

MunichEverAfter 2101 days ago

wow!! love to you guys up there!