Another shot from my recent trip back home to Canada.
Approximately 4hrs into my flight from Vancouver to Tokyo, en route back to Singapore we are in the Bering Sea area.
I had the blind closed on my window for a couple hours when I happened to notice some guys sitting ahead of me taking photos out their windows. I opened my shutter to see this amazing sight. I jumped out of my seat and reached for my camera bag in the overhead compartment.
The Bering Sea covers over 2 million square km of the northernmost region of the Pacific Ocean. Its borders are defined to the north by Alaska, the Bering Strait, and northeastern Siberia, and to the south by the arc of the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, and Commander Islands. The sea's largest embayments are the Gulf of Anadyr, Norton Sound, and Bristol Bay. The Anadyr River enters the sea from the west and the Yukon River from the east. The warm Japan Current has little influence on the Bering Sea, which has much ice; it can usually be traversed by ship only from June to October. The sea has many islands, notably Nunivak, St. Lawrence, Hall, St. Matthew, and the Pribilof Islands (all owned by the United States) and the Komandorski Islands (Russia).
Area: 884,900 sq. mi. or 2,291,900 sq. km
Average depth: 5,075 ft. or 1,547 m
Greatest known depth: 15,659 ft. or 4,773 m
Place of greatest known depth: Off Buldir Island
The Bering Sea is named after Danish explorer, Vitus Bering.
I hope you like the shot!
P.S.- Title taken from the 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow" which features a similar image in their advertising campaign.
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tibervince (781) 2007-01-11 11:24
the colors, the curve of the horizon, the reflection of the ice, the direct sun and its rays... a big wow... you got it all... thank you!
andante (7092) 2007-01-11 11:33
Impressive aerial view of the Bearing Sea. Is it true that at certain time of the year it freezes completely, uniting Alaska and the Siberia?
Awesome shot! Thanks for sharing,
Dubsie (346) 2007-01-11 11:38
Very nice 'portrait' of Nature in her 'splendid' mood. Aprreciations for being able to capture this striking beauty irrespective of the thick window...you have lost no element in this.
stefanocer (10642) 2007-01-11 11:49
Fantastic shot , great aerial capture from plane window , the vision is really interesting and unusual , well done , compliments.
Paolo (41222) 2007-01-11 12:09
Hi Dan, excellent image!
frozen sea and a powerfull light, with excellent quality for an image took from the plane!
Jaune (324) 2007-01-11 12:39
This is a real nice picture. The POV of a Picture from a plan is unusual. The sun reflections trough the window create a nice effect.
anducina (8407) 2007-01-11 12:47
Excellent framing, beautiful colours and light. Very good.
pat0500 (21561) 2007-01-11 12:55
Very beautiful photography and a good lesson of geography,
it is by the Bering Strait that the USA touches more Russia...Good note..Thank you..!
Good light and pretty coulours...Good shot..!
teutza (10590) 2007-01-11 13:01
this is a beautiful catch!
i belive u had a great trip!!
thanks for sharing :)
baba_flies (8829) 2007-01-11 13:35
Hello Dan ... and what a "beauty queen" here. Sometimes it is worth not not sleep all the way through to final destination. This is really amazing and a beauty of its own. Endless, deep, above it all.
Have a great night, Barbara.
Cormac (26563) 2007-01-11 13:50
Spectacular shot Dan, especially considering it was taken from an airplane window! The star burst sun is good, and the colour is rich and saturated. I like the curvature of the earth too, giving a great impression of vast distance. Great work!
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2007-01-11 15:27
Hi Dan :)
Fantastic view! Excellent colors, light and POV. Brawo!
mesutilgim (92258) 2007-01-11 16:03
Simply great ! A masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing
sarju (5324) 2007-01-11 19:10
I am sure happy that you got up to take this photo.
I have been on these awfully long flights to india through Europe and I never get to see something soooo spectacular
Thanks for sharing this one ... yes it looks cold
cheers from Ottawa mate ... Sarju
PJE (20758) 2007-01-11 20:54
Well its always interesting to see what kind of photo you will post from your trip to Canada. I was thinking you would pull out of your camera basket some Vancouver TE meeting in keeping with your last posting. And then a surprise from you on this gorgeous shot.
This shot reminds me of "The Beginnings" as in the Creation of the Earth in the first book of the Bible. And God said " Let there be Light and it was so".. these thoughts come to mind in this frame.
And I can see from the jets vantage point the lines of clouds below and land and sea details underneath in a vast area seldom travelled by mankind. I also love the curve on the horizon showing the curve of the globe...or the lens...lets say the globe..Very nice Daniel!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-01-11 21:05
This is absolutely cool shot, Dan.
I came to think that those airplane' windows have a very special qualitity glass installed into...
A glass that create a very special effects filter.
Unless you opened that window Dan, just for better view (:-)))
Either way - the view is magnificent and your photo is nothing short of sheer beauty.
Have a great 2007, buddy boy
sanalytis (1634) 2007-01-11 21:11
I like the shot. Well composed and well framed.
This is truly an amazing view.
vesalius (861) 2007-01-11 22:22
Spectacular Dan, great colours and composition. I think it's cool that you can see the curve of the earth, almost surreal. I've tried airplane shots before, but nothing like this.
roamermark (1592) 2007-01-11 22:33
Cool. The curvature of the hrizon and sharp puffs of cloud just jump here. Pretty clean windows...must be SQ.
HAppy New Year Dan...welcome back to Singers
avigur_11 (22087) 2007-01-11 22:48
Wow, what a dramatic view of this field of ice. And it get a lot of impact from the midnightsun in the middle. Very well taken, hard to notice that t was taken through the window.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-01-12 4:50
Excellent aerial shot. Despite shooting almost directly into the sun, never an easy thing to do, you have still achieved excellent details and clarity. Its almost like being in another world.
With Greetings from India
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-01-12 6:53
This is superb. Even the direct sun is very good. I like very much the refraction of the sun’s light through the double glass of the window. Well done.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-01-12 8:15
What a cool panorama view, Dan. Brilliant colours and great reflections. The direct confrontation with the sunrays is cool. Nino
stevep (556) 2007-01-12 8:20
Thats pretty spectacular considering you shot out of an airplane window! I have tried several times to do the same but it never turns out quite right.
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-01-12 14:56
Very interesting shot I got here…The view is so incredible that probably you were tempted to open the window to get a clearer shot:)
Considering the technical conditions, you did a great job.
Thank for taking me flying with you.
golden (2289) 2007-01-12 15:08
Fantastic shot. The view is amazing.
singuanti (15250) 2007-01-12 22:05
Hi Dan. Considering how large the Bering Sea this is just about the best way to fit a chunk in. The super fast shutter speed sure gave you some good sharpness.
Thanks for your recent critique of my latest upload but I changed my mind on the pic and removed it. But thanks again for letting me know how you felt.
Clairedelune (4923) 2007-01-12 22:09
Let me tell you first: I wish you all the best for 2007! Many, many trips back to Canada! ;)
This is indeed an fantastic view! Always impressive to see the earth from high above. The nice curve of the horizon, the trails of the clouds, and here, the pattern of the ice.
Ann75 (0) 2007-01-14 21:48
Fantastic shot with such great lighting, colours and that right against the sunlight! I love the clouds scattered above the Bering Sea area. Excellent work, Dan!
mdetay (4865) 2007-01-15 21:01
Great shot with nice colors and reflexions.
Well done. Congratulation.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
eza1701 (3345) 2007-01-22 12:01
Hi Dan, great shot!
It's a very striking image and remarkable quality considering you took it from a plane window.
Manamo (3708) 2007-01-28 19:02
it wa time you woke up and see this, man!!:D It would be a real tough task to wipe those window reflection with PS and actually, I don't think it would be so useful as after some thoughts, I prefer to see it as they are so subtle and add something...the feeling that this is not really like in the movie...more comfortable;D
The colors are awesome as anyone can see. Beautiful catch Dan!
To answer Enrique's question, I was taught at school that during a certain period of history, the strait was frozen and that allowed homosapien to populate the continent...but I don't think that it is still the case now as it is 92 km wide... see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering_Strait
vizion (729) 2007-03-27 18:40
It's amazing to get such a good shot from a plane. Are you sure you didn't had you're cape on and flew yourself? :)
Anyway great view from above and it's cool how the horizon is curved.
Charo (51210) 2007-04-16 8:15
Excelente vista aerea con un color excelente y buena nitidez.
hispic (9652) 2008-03-08 1:02
Spectacular scene! Impressive pattern of the clouds shining in the low sunshine. The description of the horizon that looks rotundly is also good. The halation of the sunshine in the deep blue is very effective.
Have a nice weekend, Hisashi
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13599)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM, @ ISO 400
- Exposure: f/11, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Christmas in Canada (2006)
- Theme(s): Aerial Point of View, From My Window [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 11:12
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