I've been following this astronaut named Soichi Noguchi on twitter because he has been posting the most amazing photos he has been taking of Earth FROM SPACE. What follows is a small sampling. Underneath each picture is what he tweeted when he posted it:
"Lake Pukaki in New Zealand. I love the color!"
"Northern Australia. Impressive river flow."
"Molvides Island, Indian Ocean. Breathtakingly beatiful!"
You can link to his entire photostream HERE.