Shot from the sky: Stunning landscape photographs captured from airplane window seats
Updated: Jul 1
Forget the aisle seat!
When it comes to in-flight entertainment, it's hard to beat the stunning scenery outside the window of a jet airliner in the sky.
Sure, the window seat lacks ample leg room, but it offers an unrivaled view of the natural world rolling by — winding rivers, snowcapped peaks, glittering metropolitan skylines, endless oceans and mountain ranges of pillowy clouds.
So, if you're getting ready to take off on vacation this summer, may you take inspiration from this gallery of images, snapped on smartphones over the years by your correspondent, some friends and a few flying strangers who posted cruising-altitude masterpieces on social media.
Fasten your seatbelts. And enjoy the view.
Do you have cool landscape photos shot from an airplane? Drop them in the comments section below, along with a brief description of the landscape below and the approximate date it was taken. If we get enough, we will publish a follow-up gallery!
You can also email pics to email@example.com.
And remember: When you're sitting in the window seat, take as many photos as you can! Just don't remove your socks! (More on that in this must-read story for the traveling public: A Flight Attendant’s 12 Etiquette Rules.)
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Joe Capozzi is an award-winning reporter based in Lake Worth Beach. He spent more than 30 years writing for newspapers, mostly at The Palm Beach Post, where he wrote about the opioid scourge, invasive pythons, the birth of the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach County government. For 15 years, he covered the Miami Marlins baseball team. Joe left The Post in December 2020. View all posts by Joe Capozzi.