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The Island of Hawaii is a vast canvas of environments from desert shores to rain forests to frozen mountain heights.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-32755 was acquired on January 18, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 70-millimeter 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 38 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and 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 Holli Riebeek.

Published January 29, 2014
Data acquired January 18, 2014

ISS > Digital Camera
Terra > MODIS
Land Surface > Landscape > Landscape Ecology
Radiance Or Imagery > Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Astronaut Photography
MODIS Rapid Response