Nov 29, 2012

Seeing the 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

Untitled

 

 

2. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh as seen from Above (IMG_0048)

 

 

3. North Cascade National Park
Washington, USA

North Cascade National Park, Washington State

 

 

4. Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar

 

 

5. Somewhere over Kansas, USA

aerial over kansas from an airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

6. Los Angeles, California, USA

Air Travel - Los Angeles from Above

Photograph by fksr on Flickr

 

 

7. Mt Rainier, Washington, USA

Mt. Rainier

 

 

8. Anguilla in the Caribbean

Over Anguilla

 

 

9. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

christ the redeemer from an airplane window rio de janeiro brazil Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

10. Manhattan, New York City, USA

manhattan aerial from airplane window new york city Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

11. Somewhere over England

Untitled

Photograph by robep on Flickr

 

 

12. Mai Koaw Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Andaman Sea (DSC03292)

 

 

13. Mexico City, Mexico

Untitled

Photograph by robep on Flickr

 

 

14. Mt Fuji, Japan

Mt. Fuji

Photograph by Yama Tomo on Flickr

 

 

15. Somewhere over the Caribbean

view of caribbean from airplane window aerial barbados Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

16. San Francisco, California, USA

Strafing Run

 

 

17. Somewhere Around Dubai, UAE

Rainbow

 

 

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)

 

 

21. Somewhere over Greenland

greenland aerial from an airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

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

 

 

24. Departing Houston, Texas, USA

Houston Hobby Departure

Photograph by Timothy LaBranche

 

 

25. Approaching Hawaii, USA

Hawaii

Photograph by antony51 on Flickr

 

 

26. Somewhere over the Italian Alps, Italy

DSC_1561

 

 

27. Miami, Florida, USA

miami florida at night from an airplane window aerial Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

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

SFO to BNA

 

 

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

downtown dallas aerial from an airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Photograph by jayRaz on Flickr

 

 

33. Mount Robert Barron, Alaska, USA

Mount Robert Baron, Admiralty Island

 

 

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)

 

 

37. Sau Paulo, Brazil

Metropolis of Sao Paulo

 

 

38. Somewhere Lush

PC117092

Photograph by JaTiMiVi on Flickr

 

 

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

rocky mountains aerial from an airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

40. Approaching Nice, France

photo - Approach to Nice

Photograph by Jassy-50 on Flickr

 

 

41. Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA

sthelens

 

 

42. Hyde Park, London, England

hyde park london aerial from airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Photograph by Daniel2005 on Flickr

 

 

43. Harlingen, Texas, USA

harlingen texas aerial from airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

44. Somewhere over Australia

1995 Australia trip (Nikon F2)-02

 

 

45. Somewhere over Florida, USA

florida aerial from airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

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

amsterdam to north america aerial above the clouds Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

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

new york city aerial from airplane window Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

 

 

50. Above the Clouds

Golden Wing...

Photograph by Dan Arevalo on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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