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We’ve seen a lot of wonderful imagery come from NASA and the International Space Station over the years. But today’s image of the day is one of the first to really give us a feeling for what it must be like to be on the other side of the lens, shooting from space.

This image shows astronaut Chris Cassidy, flight engineer on Expedition 36, shooting out of a window at the ISS. The image of a crouching man holding a long lens is so thoroughly normal — except for the fact that he’s floating in microgravity, with the Earth behind him.

If you’re interested in more behind-the-scenes information on how NASA astronauts take photographs, here’s a look at their methods, the gear, and how they shoot in such low light.