Hadfield's image of Niagara Falls gives a bird's eye view of the famous waterfalls that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border.
Hadfield, who is also retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force, appears to have taken the photo while above the falls in a Snowbirds plane. The air force's Snowbirds Demonstration Team, known for its precision flying, puts on sensational air shows.
Hadfield returned to Earth in May after his last, five-month stint in orbit. While aboard the International Space Station, the astronaut made a name for himself with his entertaining how-to videos, quirky tweets and stunning snaps.
He is not the first to shoot Niagara Falls from above. Last month, for instance, a YouTube user attached a GoPro camera to a quadcopter drone to capture a remarkable aerial view of the falls.