When it comes to selecting seats on a flight, I love the window seat!  And, because I hate turbulence, I generally sit somewhere near the wing of the plane.  I could stare out the window of the plane and daydream the entire flight away as I watch the world go by underneath me.  There is something so magical and transformative about taking in the everchanging landscapes at 30,000 feet.  Despite all the smudges and glare, I’ve also developed a love for snapping a few pictures from the windows.  It’s a great way to capture the amazing sights below from a bird’s eye view!

Here are some my favorite wing shots

Over Mt. Hood – Oregon

The coast of Southern California

Over the tip of the Florida mainland, heading to the Keys

Landing in Denver, Colorado at night

Misty Fjords – Ketchikan, Alaska

The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada

The convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea

A portion of the Missouri River cutting through America’s heartland

Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen’s poking through the distant clouds

The Maritime Alps in France

While these are just a few of my favorite shots, they all show how vastly different each area of our world is.  From bustling cities to spectacular mountains, dense forests to freshly farmed crops, so many beautiful things are out there working in harmony and waiting to be seen.  If we take the time to notice what’s around us, or even underneath us, we get to see so many wonderful things.  With this in mind, I will continue to stare out the window on any and all short-haul flights to take in all this beauty!  Will you?

Do you take any great pictures as everything passes you by? Share in the comments below!

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  1. Love this post Jenn! I do this too! in fact I’m somewhat obsessed about photos from the sky, we went to Stuttgart last weekend and I got some amazing sunset shots. I actually take window screen wipes with me now when we fly so i can clean the windows, it makes a real difference, especially on low-fare airlines, haha. Love the Florida Keys pic, we’re going there in April !!

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