Breathtaking Landscape Photos from Airplane Windows


Over the weekend we got a glimpse of a photographer elusively snapping portraits of unknowing flight passengers waiting to depart, but today the camera is in the hands of flyers from within the airplane. Having spotted a large collection of these sorts of aerial shots on Twisted Sifter, we knew we had to share a selection of some of the most astounding. These set of photos make us gasp in awe at the magnificent colors, patterns, and textures found on the earth's surface, as seen from up in the air. It's truly breathtaking to witness the beauty of the earth's various landscapes that never ceases to amaze us.

What makes each aerial shot all the more surreal is how each frame has an extended wing or turbine engine peeking in. It feels as though we're seeing these shots from an airplane window ourselves. It's thanks to Flickr groups like From the Airplane Window and Window Seat Please, not to mention thousands of shutterbugs sharing their remarkable captures, that we're all able to travel to such great heights from the comfort of our internet-enabled devices. This is what we call a visual staycation.

Top photo by antony51 over Wake Island, Hawaii


Photo by robep on a trip from Stansted to Tallinn


Photo by Charlie Gilbert over Doha, Qatar


Photo by Simon Morris over Greenland


Photo by Yvon Maurice over Washington


Photo by Mark Shaiken over Kansas


Photo by Sidney Gomez over Madrid, Spain


Photo by Yvon Maurice over Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Photo by Passenger32A over Phuket, Thailand


Photo by Eugene Delaney over Anguilla in the Caribbean


Photo by Philippe Clairo over Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada


Photo by Bob Horowitz over Mt. Rainier in Washington


Photo by Yama Tomo over Hokkaido, Japan


Photo by Karen Blumberg over New York City


Photo by fksr over Los Angeles

via [Twisted Sifter]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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