The View From Your Airplane Window


San Francisco Bay, 1.50 pm. “A water treatment plant, I think.” Update from a reader:

Actually, these are the famous salt evaporation ponds near Redwood City, used to manufacture a significant quantity of America’s industrial salt.  The different colors come from the different amounts and types of algae which thrive in each pond according to its level of salinity.  An amazing sight on the way into SFO!

Many more airplane views after the jump:

a paris photo

Paris, France, 8.30 am


Matazal Wilderness Area, Arizona, 5.46 pm


Koh Samui, Thailand, 12.30 pm

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Manhattan, 11.08 am


Mt. Shasta, CA, 1.17 pm


Our reader captions:

In a Twin Otter flying over the Mackenzie Mountains on route to the Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories. After taking this photo, we passed another mountain that was much, much closer.

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