Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Adam Samu - AIRportal Hungary
    British Airways
    Boeing 757-236
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing
    29113
    784
    G-CPER
    Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy)
    Hungary
    June 15, 2004
  • 775

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July 15, 2004
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Alfred Hitchcock would love this shot... Almost a serious birdstrike... Fortunately neither the plane nor the birds have been hurt in this incident.
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Comments (90)

Anonymous
11 years ago
It's really a unique pic, with the birds, I've never seen a photo like this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The awesome rarity of the photo assuming that every one ended up being alright. Although, I'm sure a few birds did not make it but this is certainly something I never would be able to see with out your site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Uh-oh! was it a bird strike???
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wonder if the birds thought it was a superior bird to them. Such as a mother, or father.. Very nice.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm worried if they hit any of them...I hope not! That is CLOSE!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love the red white and blue with the birds. neat shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ummmm.... birds loves British airways
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is cool... well apart from any pilot's worst nightmare!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is unique
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic stop action of the plane and the birds surrounding it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
No,No, little birds get away, I'm not your mother!!
Love that shot, you don't see things like that every day!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A worst nightmare coming tru for BA pilots....anyways coolest of the cool shot!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think that it is a good shot because it is very unusual to see a bunch of birds right next to a plane when it is taking off.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Every pilot's worst nightmare!!!! I don't want to be in their shoes!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, I cant imagine what it would be like to be the passengers or even... the pilots!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice pic! Every bird's worst nightmare :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
That has got to be bad!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Big boss
Anonymous
10 years ago
British airways always have a good menu on board.
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT!!! I`ve never seen so many airplanes at the same time.....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, right shoot at right time and right place. Dangerous airport and irresponsibility of flying controller.
Anonymous
10 years ago
"birds gone crazy"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shows how BA like their escorts :- in 'scrambled egg' formation.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've never seen the photo like this before. Nice !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mama bird with little birdies??
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of a kind, this photograph; incredible timing by the photographer! i sure hope that the turbines did not
suffer any damage as a result of the bird flock!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The birds are coming! Great shot here.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Birds are coming but how many of them going?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nature and Tecnology! great!!! I love this shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Many of those birds will require a go around... Hopefully not the BA. :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
How many do you think got sucked in?? :P

Great picture man. I wonder what the people inside were thinking...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wonder which bird will land first...

Let's hope BA Heavy doesn't have to go for another attempt. ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a "RARE" photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Which bird do you think was sucked into the engine first?
Anonymous
10 years ago
God i Luv the BIG 'bird'
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the birds are actually much further from the plane, so it's an optical illusion thus no birds were injured during this photo and the plane got away...i think
Anonymous
10 years ago
Maybe yes or maybe no - I was freaked out when I saw this photo for the first time. Take a look at the birds: I think they were also freaked out...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow what a picture!! maybe someone is feeding them stale bread or something.
dont be surprised when you see a sign onborad saying
"please do not feed the birds"!!!

jose cruz
Anonymous
10 years ago
Birds like the Speedbird!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am unnerved by what would happen if the plane was a little higher. So far, so good!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What is the landing speed of a 757, and what kind of birds fly that fast?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Whoa. 'Nuff said.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Race between nature and humans!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Maybe Hitchcock would love it, but I think the pilots didn't
Anonymous
9 years ago
An absolutely wonderful shot, however, none of you bird-lovers or passenger types need worry. this talented photographer used specific timing for this shot. Check the plane and how clear and sharp it is, now see that each and every bird is out of focus and none are near the fuselage of the aircraft. one more note the plane is on approach, not on take-off, flaps seem to set at 40 degrees...
Anonymous
9 years ago
You only get one chance of a shot like this the right place at the right time.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Good shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Gr8 photo i think it beautiful camera work
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderful sight. Poetry in motion.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unusual. Good definition.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a freak shot:)
Reminds me a scene from the "Birds" movie:)Lol.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like the birds want to hitch a ride!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
I wouldn't want to be one of those birds. Just imagine if you got sucked in!
Anonymous
8 years ago
If Alfred Hitchcock was alive, he would certainly be proud of this picture. Good picture for a movie: The Birds and the British Airways jetliner.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Strictly for the birds.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Haha awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
I hope none of the birds got in the turbines! Great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Framed well. This should be on the cover of BA's "Bird Strike Avoidance Ops Manual".
Anonymous
8 years ago
Seeing this picture immediately reminded me to Thomson 253 Hotel... ;-). Great shot!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Their driving me batty!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's like a mom carrying her children...!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I see we got companies, nature VS technology. Nice shot i hope there was no bird strike.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Are u sure that the birds aren't attached to the plane itself?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wouldn't want to be the pilot of this plane... lol
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hope that no birds got hurt!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Pilots's nightmare!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is an extreamly amazing shot!! however,
it could've been the most amazingly dangerous shot ever!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is realy scary and awsome though
Anonymous
7 years ago
This would be the bird strike of the century if it happened.
Anonymous
7 years ago
"speedBird watch the Birds"
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unique Shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The plane was very lucky not to have sucked a few of those birds in!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
6 years ago
Lucky, if some thing like Hudson river is under.
Anonymous
6 years ago
"Birds be quite. King Solomon commands you..."
Anonymous
6 years ago
So birds hate their family members uh?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Big Mommy
Anonymous
6 years ago
Those birds for us airline pilots are a nightmare specialy when on a short final with the thrust or the n1 reduced to idle and flaps at max and we see those takingoff oups... come to my mind.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo! Nicely avoided accident! I would be happy to have this picture on my wall!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks pretty good and nice shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good, i like it
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot! Congrats!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Dang! that looks like a pretty dangerous situation. still a great photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
Super foto!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Panic
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's like an Angry Birds in real life :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think is a very difficult one to be taken everywhere!
Anonymous
3 years ago
As someone mentioned previously, it's an illusion -- the birds are much closer. These probably aren't really big birds, but compare the size of the birds and passenger windows.