Gaia Book Cover
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, paid his way to space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2009. Two years later, he published a book called "Gaia" (Assouline, June 2011), of photos of Earth he took from the International Space Station.
Kazakhstan Desert Seen From Space
The desert of Kazakhstan, off the coast of the Caspian sea, as seen from the International Space Station by Guy Laliberte.
Mongolia Seen From Space
Space tourist Guy Laliberte snapped this photo of the western region of Mongolia, featuring Lake Har Us Nuur.
Turkey's Euphrates River
The Euphrates River winds through Turkey in this photo taken from the International Space Station by space tourist Guy Laliberte.
Chad, Africa From Space
The foot of the Emi Koussi volcano in Chad, photographed by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte.
Mexico From Space
The Gulf of California in Mexico is visible from the International Space Station, where space tourist Guy Laliberte looked down and shot this photo.
Mingus Mountain in Arizona
Arizona, near Mingus Mountain, as seen from space by Guy Laliberte, from his new book "Gaia."
Tibet From Space
Tibet's Lake Duli Shihu is seen in this photo from space by Guy Laliberte.
Sliver of Earth From Space
The elusive sliver of light from a shadowed Earth is one of space tourist Guy Laliberte's most prized photos among those he took from the International Space Station in 2009.
Acrobat, Astronauts To Return To Earth
Spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte is pictured in the Unity node of the International Space Station Oct. 5.
Space Clown to Lighten Mood In Orbit
Guy Laliberte clowns around during training for his space tourist flight to the International Space Station.