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It’s one of my favourite things to do when I fly: watching the scenery that unfolds outside the plane window. As soon as the plane takes off, I’ll turn on the flight tracking on the entertainment system, put my headphones on and just gaze out the window. During my travels around the world, I’ve had the opportunity to see (and photograph) some of the most amazing views from a plane window. They never fail to inspire! This inspiration is sufficient reason for me to book a window seat whenever possible. Six years ago, I launched a series called ‘Plane Views‘ to feature the photos I’ve taken from the air. Here are some of my favourite views from a plane window:

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Aerial view of Sydney Harbour, Australia.
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A view of Bora Bora, French Polynesia in the South Pacific!
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Volcan Osorno and the Lakes region in Central Chile.
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Impressive glaciers flow down from the mountains in Chilean Patagonia.
Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. This volcano is famous for its eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii.
Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. This volcano is famous for its eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii.
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Mount Everest from my plane window! The peak can be seen sticking out above the clouds.
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Lisbon
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Aerial view of Kathmandu, Nepal, from the plane. The Boudha Stupa, one of Kathmandu’s most iconic landmarks and a World Heritage site, can clearly be seen.
The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
The mountains and fjords of Baffin Island in northeast Canada.
The mountains and fjords of Baffin Island in northeast Canada.
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Port Vell, Barcelona’s cruise and ferry terminal. Can you spot Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia cathedral?
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The mountains, canyons and towns on the East Bank of the Dead Sea in Jordan.
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The view of the Sahara Desert in Algeria.
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Chains of mountains in the Austrian Alps.
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Aerial view of the Amsterdam UNESCO Heritage city centre, with its rings of canals.
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A grand view of Greater Vancouver, Canada.
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The aerial views of Rio as the plane took off from Santos Dumont airport were phenomenal!
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The spectacular southern coastline of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
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Aerial view of the Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) skyscrapers – the Twin Towers are in the centre of the photo.
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A majestic view of Piton de Neiges on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
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A phenomenal view of Table Mountain in Cape Town sticking out above a blanket of clouds.
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An aerial view of Dubrovnik – the walls can clearly be seen encircling the Old Town.

That’s sufficient reason to book a window seat right? 😉

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