A second batch of high-resolution images taken by China's in-orbit Shenzhou-12 crew was released by the China Manned Space Engineering Office on Thursday.
The stunning photos, captured by the three Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts, provide a spectacular tour of our planet's lands and waters.
Lake Urmia, one of the largest lakes in the Middle East, in rusty-red. /Taikonaut Liu Boming
Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. /Taikonaut Liu Boming
Lake Balkhash, one of the largest lakes in Asia. /Taikonaut Liu Boming
The phoenix-shaped Lake Van, the largest lake in eastern Turkey. /Taikonaut Liu Boming
The Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland water body, captured by China's Shenzhou-9 crew (L) and Liu Boming of the Shenzhou-12 crew (R).
South Africa, known as the "Rainbow Nation." /Taikonaut Tang Hongbo
The rolling billows of sea, Peru. /Taikonaut Tang Hongbo
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