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Show us the best photo you have ever taken from an airplane!

What is the best photo that you have ever taken from an airplane?

Also do share the story behind the photo, if any.  Looking forward to seeing some gorgeous shots and reading some exceptional stories!!

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  • Zach S

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    I was flying into Seattle and the city was covered in a morning fog. It looked really cool, this pic reminds me of the Jetsons

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      Whoa! This does remind me of the Jetsons. What a cool shot! · (1 likelikes)

    • Arti S.

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      Wow, that's pretty awesome! · (1 likelikes)

    • Ross S.

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      Ok I'm not a fan of the big city shots.... How hard is it to get a city pic from a plane lol. But that's a superb picture! · (1 likelikes)

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G.

      This is amazing. · (0 likelikes)

    • Brew J.

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      Whoa... that is awesome! · (0 likelikes)

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      This is an amazing shot! You're so lucky you caught this :-) · (0 likelikes)

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      My city! · (0 likelikes)

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      Wow, what an amazing shot!!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jillian Geer

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    Love this question! I would have to say this picture I took when flying into Chicago as I love the cloud shadows on Lake Michigan.

    Chicagoimage from http://instagram.com/jillianmg And I have one more...Flying into Nice, here's a shot I took of the French Riviera.Niceimage from instagram.com

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      Whoa! · (1 likelikes)

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      Super!! · (1 likelikes)

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  • Debbie Lee

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    No special stories behind these shots, except that they're of two of my favorite cities in the world :)

    This is San Francisco. Usually when I fly out of SFO, I don't actually see San Francisco on my usual routes, but flying out of Oakland, I actually do get to see the city from above. You can make the Transamerica Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Sausalito, and Tiburon here.San Franciscoimage from instagram.comAnd this is Hong Kong:

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      Lovely shots, love the look of those speed boats in the first one! · (1 likelikes)

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      Thank you! · (1 likelikes)

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      I love the Hong Kong photo! · (1 likelikes)

    • Valerie A.

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      It reminds me of something I would see out of a Wes Anderson movie. · (1 likelikes)

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      Thank you! · (0 likelikes)

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    Picture of Greenland on a flight out of Iceland.

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    Flew into Moline, IL behind a thunderstorm. The sunset was spectacular! The storm clouds to the left were full of lightening, but it's pretty hard capture from an airplane. :(

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    View flying into Portland, OR. Mt Hood is on the left. Mt Jefferson is in the background.

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    Flying out of Portland, OR. Another cloudy day with Mt Hood and Mt Adams.

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    From Kathmandu, Nepal, special Himalayan mountain view flights are available to view the tallest peaks in the world. The first picture is Mount Everest (background) and Lhotse. The second shows view is from the cockpit.

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      I love these! :) · (0 likelikes)

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      From the cockpit?! Now that's a WOW! · (0 likelikes)

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      The one of the wing/sunset is my favorite · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jeremy Haile

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    I thought this photo of Greenland out the window of our plane was pretty awesome on a flight from Vienna to New York City. Looks like an alien planet!

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  • Prasad Np

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    Here is a picture is taken from airplane above Samui AirportKoh Samui Airport in ThailandGeneral Trippy Media

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      Lovely shot! The palm trees add to the beauty! · (0 likelikes)

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    General Trippy MediaThis is one of my favorite photos taken from the air! This was taken on a flight from northern Tanzania to Nairobi, flying over Mount Kilimanjaro!

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      This is amazing! · (1 likelikes)

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      Thank you, Jillian G! · (1 likelikes)

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      Brilliant! · (1 likelikes)

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      Love the dramatic colors there! · (1 likelikes)

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      Amazing! · (0 likelikes)

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    Eiffel Tower from the sky.... thought it was pretty neat putting the whole area into perspective.

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      Gorgeous! · (0 likelikes)

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      Beautiful! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Kasia Wdaniec

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    General Trippy MediaFlight from Auxiliar Aiport in Maiquetia - Caracas to Los Roqueswith Jomicol Airline (May 2011).



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      This is so cool! · (0 likelikes)

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      Amazing! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Arti Shah

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    Well my favorite shot from the Airplane came while I was on a return flight from Tokyo to Mumbai.

    The landscape outside the plane was the usual mass of clouds beneath the Airplane but suddenly the clouds parted ever so slightly to provide me with this view

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    I just stared and stared, luckily I had the camera ready and hurriedly took a few shots (most were not clear as my hands were probably not steady as I was brimming with excitement!). The parting gift from Japan was a sight of Mt Fuji which is still ingrained in my memory like it happened yesterday!

    Here is a blog post I wrote on my Mt. Fuji Moment

    Do share your captures and leave feedback about my capture!!

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      This is a great shot. Wow! · (1 likelikes)

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      Thanks Jillian :) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Hanela M

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    General Trippy MediaFlying into London - London Eye & The Big Ben

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      This is stunning! · (1 likelikes)

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      Spectacular shot! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Peggy Baker Casa

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    Flying over The Rockies from Denver on my way to San Francisco!

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      So cool! · (0 likelikes)

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      Looks surreal! · (0 likelikes)

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    I wish there was a better story to this outside of, I was simply traveling from Portland to San Francisco for a few days. It was on the first flight out at about 5:45am in the morning during the summer. It had rained the night before and the clouds were just starting to move on. This shows just how portland can be an amazing juxtaposition of beauty.

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      I love that blanket of rays filtering through the parting clouds - awesome! · (0 likelikes)

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      And the mountain in the distance! Like a King! Nice! · (0 likelikes)

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    Greenland ... look at the neon-blue meltwater!General Trippy Media

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    I'm not sure this is the best one I've taken but this was from 2 nights ago flying into ChicagoChicago

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    General Trippy MediaThis is a picture of The London Eye as I was circling the city waiting to land at Heathrow. It was partly cloudy, but the sun was shining through the clouds, highlighting the Eye. I was surprised how clear this picture taken with my phone was. And I had a great, active, cultural weekend with friends.

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    The clouds were amazing flying into Bangkok Sukhumvit International AirportBangkokBangkokBangkok.Leaving McMurdo Station, AntarticaMcMurdoMcMurdo

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      Your Antarctica photos are stunning! Did you go with a group? I would love to make a trip to there happen next year. · (0 likelikes)

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      I was there as a member of the US Air Force · (0 likelikes)

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    General Trippy MediaThis was taken last week on a flight from my hometown, the lovely island of Penang, to Ho Chi Minh City. It was pretty magical seeing the iconic Penang Bridge below, where my dad used to run marathons when I was growing up and bring us back the goody bags from the race. I tried getting another angle but seconds later we had already passed it and my window view became just clouds. I was leaving a wonderful family reunion where I reconnected with my massive extended family and a gorgeous wedding, it's true what they say that as you get older your family becomes the most important thing!

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      Love this!!! · (0 likelikes)

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      Loads of memories packed in one single shot... warm and beautiful. · (0 likelikes)

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    General Trippy MediaWhy did we ever leave Bora Bora? Sigh! Guess we have to play the lottery more often.

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      Looks stunning! · (1 likelikes)

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      The bluish hue is fantastic! Also evokes a sense of nostalgia :) · (0 likelikes)

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