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




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



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



10. Manhattan, New York City, USA



11. Somewhere over England


Photograph by robep on Flickr



12. Mai Koaw Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Andaman Sea (DSC03292)



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)



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



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



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


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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