Why is Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield so cool? When he’s not busy jamming with his cosmic music group Bandella or sending us mesmerizing videos of experiments in zero-gravity, the renaissance man dabbles in photography.

Here’s his latest SpaceKam masterpiece¬†from onboard the ISS: a vivid, bird’s eye view of “New York City, incredibly clear, before the trees have filled with leaves.” Check out more of Hadfield’s endearingly poetic tweets here.