Astronaut captures amazing Capes coast

Aaron KirbyBusselton Dunsborough Times
This corner of Western Australia is just begging for raw Indian Ocean swell. Wonder which of these weather systems will be generating it for the final day of @wsl competition. From @Space_Station you can even see the slabs breaking on the reef at Margaret River. #SwellFromSpace
Camera IconThis corner of Western Australia is just begging for raw Indian Ocean swell. Wonder which of these weather systems will be generating it for the final day of @wsl competition. From @Space_Station you can even see the slabs breaking on the reef at Margaret River. #SwellFromSpace Credit: Twitter

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station has captured incredible images of WA’s Capes coast between Margaret River and Busselton.

The photographs capture a cloud system passing over Cape Naturaliste and even show waves breaking over the reef.

Images of the WA Capes coast between Margaret River and Busselton taken by American engineer and astronaut Christina Koch.
Camera IconImages of the WA Capes coast between Margaret River and Busselton taken by American engineer and astronaut Christina Koch. Credit: Pictures: Christina H Koch/Twitter

Taken by American engineer and astronaut Christina Koch, the images are from some of her earliest days in her mission, which is expected to see her set the record for most days spent in space by a woman on her first space flight.

The spectacular swell couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Margaret River Pro wrapping up last week.

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