Sunday, February 03, 2013

World Through an Airplane Window

Whenever I fly I always ask for a window seat. Seeing the world from above gives you a different perspective on the world. Patterns emerge, nature shines and cities feel colossal. On Flickr there are many groups dedicated to photography from an airplane window. From the Airplane Window has a collection of over 15,000 images while Window Seat Please has amassed over 88,000 photos. Even a simple search for ‘airplane window‘ nets about 60,000 results.
Below you can tour the world through 50 beautiful pictures shot through an airplane window. I opted for shots that included some part of the plane such as the wing for consistency. All credit to the amazing photographers for capturing the world and sharing it with others to enjoy!

1. Somewhere Around Madrid, Spain

Photograph by Sidney Gomez on Flickr

2. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh as seen from Above (IMG_0048)
Photograph by Passenger32A on Flickr

3. North Cascade National Park
Washington, USA

North Cascade National Park, Washington State

4. Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar

5. Somewhere over Kansas, USA

Photograph by Mark Shaiken on Flickr

6. Los Angeles, California, USA

Air Travel - Los Angeles from Above
Photograph by fksr on Flickr

7. Mt Rainier, Washington, USA

Mt. Rainier
Photograph by Bob Horowitz on Flickr

8. Anguilla in the Caribbean

Over Anguilla
Photograph by Eugene Delaney on Flickr

9. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10. Manhattan, New York City, USA

11. Somewhere over England

Photograph by robep on Flickr

12. Mai Koaw Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Andaman Sea (DSC03292)
Photograph by Passenger32A on Flickr

13. Mexico City, Mexico

Photograph by robep on Flickr

14. Mt Fuji, Japan

Mt. Fuji
Photograph by Yama Tomo on Flickr

15. Somewhere over the Caribbean

16. San Francisco, California, USA

Strafing Run

17. Somewhere Around Dubai, UAE


18. Somewhere between Vancouver and Calgary, Canada

over the ridges

19. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Climbout Over Vegas

20. Leaving Bangkok, Thailand

Shortly After Take Off (IMG_1742)
Photograph by Passenger32A on Flickr

21. Somewhere over Greenland

Photograph by Simon Morris

22. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Taking off from Congonhas Airport. Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Photograph by Diego N. on Flickr

23. Fields of Green Somewhere in the World

Window Seat
Photograph by StephiGraffink on Flickr

24. Departing Houston, Texas, USA

Houston Hobby Departure
Photograph by Timothy LaBranche

25. Approaching Hawaii, USA

Photograph by antony51 on Flickr

26. Somewhere over the Italian Alps, Italy


27. Miami, Florida, USA

Photograph by dgmiami on Flickr

28. Somewhere over Hokkaido, Japan

from JAL window
Photograph by Yama Tomo on Flickr

29. Somewhere between San Francisco and Nashville, USA


30. Approaching Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington from air 15 Apr 2006

31. Melville Island, Australia

Ready to land, Melville Island
Photograph by oosh on Flickr

32. Dallas, Texas, USA

Photograph by jayRaz on Flickr

33. Mount Robert Barron, Alaska, USA

Mount Robert Baron, Admiralty Island
Photograph by Joseph (Umnak on Flickr)

34. Chicago? Please help identify

Airplane Window View

35. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada, USA

Lake Mead and Hoover Dam

36. Departing Bangkok, Thailand

Lifting Off (IMG_9243)
Photograph by Passenger32A on Flickr

37. Sau Paulo, Brazil

Metropolis of Sao Paulo

38. Somewhere Lush

Photograph by JaTiMiVi on Flickr

39. Rocky Mountains en route to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

40. Approaching Nice, France

photo - Approach to Nice
Photograph by Jassy-50 on Flickr

41. Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA


42. Hyde Park, London, England

Photograph by Daniel2005 on Flickr

43. Harlingen, Texas, USA

44. Somewhere over Australia

1995 Australia trip (Nikon F2)-02

45. Somewhere over Florida, USA

Photograph by Josh Hunter on Flickr

46. West Coast of South Island, New Zealand

West Coast of South Island, New Zealand from airplane window
Photograph by flash62_au on Flickr

47. Somewhere between Amsterdam
and North America

Photograph by Pavel Trebukov

48. Somewhere over the BC/Alberta Border, Canada

Haze on the BC-Alberta border

49. New York City, New York, USA

50. Above the Clouds

Golden Wing...
Photograph by Dan Arevalo on Flickr

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