Photos From The Air / by Alasdair Turner

I just got done reading this great post from Twisted Sifter about why you should always get the window seat on an aircraft.  It got me thinking about how many of my favorite shots have been out of the window of aircraft.  I know, I spend a lot more time on aircraft than most people, and many of those aircraft are not your typical airliners, but several of the photos below were shot out the window of commercial airliners and are proof that you can get a good shot while flying ignoring the annoying person sitting next to you.  

 Mount Saint Hellens - Shot from a Dehavilland Beaver

Mount Saint Hellens - Shot from a Dehavilland Beaver

 The Mooses Tooth, Alaska - Shot from a Dehavilland Otter.

The Mooses Tooth, Alaska - Shot from a Dehavilland Otter.

 El Alto, Bolivia just after takeoff.  Shot from a 767.  

El Alto, Bolivia just after takeoff.  Shot from a 767.  

 The Aviator Glacier, Antarctica, from 30,000ft.  Shot from an Airbus A-319

The Aviator Glacier, Antarctica, from 30,000ft.  Shot from an Airbus A-319

 Pack ice on the Mawson Coast, Antarctica from 20,000 ft. Shot from a LC-130.

Pack ice on the Mawson Coast, Antarctica from 20,000 ft. Shot from a LC-130.

 Wallabies Nunatacks, Antarctica.  Shot from a Bell 212.

Wallabies Nunatacks, Antarctica.  Shot from a Bell 212.

 Blood Falls, Antarctica.  Shot from an Astar B2

Blood Falls, Antarctica.  Shot from an Astar B2

 Mount Adams, Washington.  Shot from a Dehavilland Beaver.

Mount Adams, Washington.  Shot from a Dehavilland Beaver.

 The Wright Valley, Antarctica.  Shot from a Dehavilland Otter.  

The Wright Valley, Antarctica.  Shot from a Dehavilland Otter.  

 Mount Shasta, California.    Shot from a 737.

Mount Shasta, California.    Shot from a 737.

 The Bay Bridge.  Shot from a 737.

The Bay Bridge.  Shot from a 737.

 Huyana Potosi, Bolivia.  Shot from a 767.  

Huyana Potosi, Bolivia.  Shot from a 767.  

 Clouds fall over Minna Bluffs, Antarctica.  Shot from a Twin Otter.  

Clouds fall over Minna Bluffs, Antarctica.  Shot from a Twin Otter.  

 The Trans-Antarctic Mountains, Antarctica.  Shot from an Astar B3

The Trans-Antarctic Mountains, Antarctica.  Shot from an Astar B3

 Crevasses in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, Antarctica.   Shot from a Bell 212.

Crevasses in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, Antarctica.   Shot from a Bell 212.

 The Trans-Antarctic Mountains.  Shot from a C-17.  

The Trans-Antarctic Mountains.  Shot from a C-17.  

 Mount Hunter, Alaska.  Shot from a Cessna.  

Mount Hunter, Alaska.  Shot from a Cessna.  

 A snowy Minneapolis St. Paul just after takeoff.   Shot from a MD-80;  

A snowy Minneapolis St. Paul just after takeoff.   Shot from a MD-80;