Aviation Photo #0840406: Boeing 777-224/ER - Continental Airlines


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  • Michael Mantoudis
    Continental Airlines
    Boeing 777-224/ER
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing
    29476
    183
    N77006
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    May 1, 2005
  • 444

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May 17, 2005
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EWR-HKG. CO Flight 99. This flight took us directly over the geographical north pole. On this picture you can see the last bit of land before we reach the pack-ice. The view was stunning with snow and ice as far as one could see and a deep blue sky.
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Comments (99)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful photo. Thanks very much. Has been on my desktop for a couple of months now! Regards, Robert
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome, it´s a great picture. The engine looks perfect and the snow makes this take special
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have no words to explain...^^


Anonymous
10 years ago
I don't know
simply the best
i like the colour of the sky very much
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot! I love the shadows, and especially the fog on the ground.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Definitely one of the best photos I ever saw.And what a fantastic landscape!Just great!!!!Greetings from Germany-tbbg
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great foto
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular view of the snowy mountains!
Anonymous
10 years ago
COLD!
I mean very cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Outstanding landscape, sometimes one pic says more than thousands words, that´s all!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A View from Heaven!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrasts between the darker aircraft parts and the white snow below combined with a sense of vastness while you are sitting in a small confined space is what makes this picture a great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely breathtaking
Anonymous
10 years ago
Crisp clarity
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is beautiful. I sthat the North Pole
Anonymous
10 years ago
The view from the cabin is amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
It doesn't get much better than that!! Very nice shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning Picture. Great Picture taken there! The cloudless sky makes it even better.
Brilliant I Say!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow..You can even see a polar bear down there...amazing picture its just Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dude this rock, you know every time i travel across the north pole i just love it
Anonymous
10 years ago
Technology and Nature perfectly captured together. Bravo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing, great quality.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just looks fab
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing view and a great GE90 engine.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great!
Catched all the beautyful things you can see outside the a/c during flight in one picture...excellent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wowww ! 777 like a space shuttle in orbit around a lost ice world ! Very nice shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo gives great detail on the reflection of the sky and the snow below.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply beautiful and the contrast between the colour of the sky and the snow is fabulous
MARCO
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well,you've got some scenery in this case. i also love pictures taken from great angles (such as this one) where you don't see everything... because it makes you use your imagination as to what the rest of it looks like. the fog inbetween looks great. but as for the backgroung going from white to black
Anonymous
10 years ago
My uncle was the co-pilot on this flight. he checked his log and sure enough, this was the ship he flew on this date! this has been his wallpaper ever since. great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My dad was the co-pilot on this flight. Excellent shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My second cousin's father was the captain on this flight! Nice pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My cousin's brother's wife's father's sister's cousin's 2nd cousin's father was the Captaiin on this flight!!!
Totally awesome picture!! I love it!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a wonderful shot, the combination between the power of that engine, with the magnificence of perpetual snow
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Those are very fancy picture with North Pole. It is very cold over in North Pole. Does anyone believe about the picture? They were heading to HKG over via North Pole. What is the temp below over in North Pole?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture! One thing wrong with the details of the photo information: the geographical north pole is in Canada, therefore you were flying over Canadian airspace - not international as stated
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love seeing that GE90! Beautiful shot of the ice spanning all the way to the horizon and a deep blue sky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice..I like it. Oh yea, and I know someone that probably knew someone down the line that was on or thougt about being on this flight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice, great picture! =)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great GE engines
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now this is what u call 'Chillin' Out" - irie!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just beautiful!I wish to fly over this place and have the chance to land there even with a 777
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is probably my favorite pic on the entire site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'll say - I sure could use some of that ice.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great use of light, and captures the stark barren wilderness perfectly. The only thing I may have done differently would be to have maybe tilted the camera down just ever so slightly, so as to center the jet motor in the side frame better, and to make more of the land below visable. Not that I will ever get a shot like that! Kudos!

Dave Darby
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredable
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! How many times do we have a chance to see the Pole from air?
Divine!
Let's hope no airplane crashes in that environment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's awesome.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It rocks!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Earth is a beautiful place, thanks for sharing this with us, a very very nice image.
Spencer Wilmot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The composition, the color and the focus whereby the logo on the engine as well as the background are perfect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool mountains
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful pic! I love it!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture! Flight training EPST is using this picture at their website!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beaultifull photo! the best i have ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an awesome image!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beatiful Mike... well done, man... keep the good job.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A Very Well Done photo! You've captured the Cold and Barren region of the Northpole along with the cold and barren expanse of the mid to upper regions of our atmosphere. Notice that as you look to the upper portions of the photo the sky progressively gets darker and darker, thats because of the lack of atmosphere. Thus less reflection (blue) of the sunlight and the more blackness of space. COOL!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beautiful view of the ice caps! It is a salient reminder to us all that humanity has both the privilege of enjoying such pristine places and the responsibility of protecting them.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best Inflight Entertainment remains the look out of the window!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is just so beautiful... And yet I know that pictures don't do justice to living the real thing.. My have been one hell of an experience.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Flew CO89 two days ago and saw something similar to this. Beautiful!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutly peaceful shot...the gorgeus ice dawn makes and extraordinary support for the stuning blues up there...all that with the massive GE engine, congratulations!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just the overall picture. Landscape is wonderful and the quality is top notch
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simple, uncluttered
Anonymous
9 years ago
If only every city in the world could be so clean, clear, crisp and sharp. Thank You, Michael, for sharing an Absolutely Clear picture here.
Anonymous
9 years ago
What’s remarkable about this shot is how intriguing it is, both visually but also geographically. Literally, “going over the top”, this photographer captures what many seldom see on Earth.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing depth & clarity !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The curve and flex of the wing, the size of the engine and the shear snow mass below
Anonymous
9 years ago
Making the sky the best place on earth...
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have been on this flight, and can attest to the stunning beauty of the N Pole. Sure hope the pilot does not have to make an emgcy landing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great
Anonymous
8 years ago
That snow looks great!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great colours, great plane, great shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the most beautiful pictures I ever saw. Congratulations!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stunning view!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
EPIC
Anonymous
7 years ago
Marvelous
Anonymous
7 years ago
What are the traces on ice in the lower left corner?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Took this flight too, tha view is just amazing
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow.. superb shot of the snow covered landscape
Anonymous
7 years ago
Love that White and Blue feeling.
Very Good!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Impressive foto that leaves me without a word.

Anonymous
7 years ago
It show power and power
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cheers to the largest engine on earth and the safest plane in the world!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cold, baron and natural. An amazing course but wouldn't want engine trouble!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The most powerful commercial engine in the world powering the Boeing 777, the curve of the earth outside your window, and 40,000 feet above the most barren spot on earth. This photo has it all.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just great!
Anonymous
6 years ago
You can even feel the cold....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful earth. care about it
Anonymous
6 years ago
I just love the contrast between the beautiful, deep blue sky and the pure bright white of the ice lands below.
Anonymous
6 years ago
FANTASTIC! (Thats the only thing i can say)
Anonymous
5 years ago
I suppose it's times like these you'd look to your engines to keep you going...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Where is the closest airport?
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is a prime reason why you should never be forced to put your shade down during flight like you are on some airlines. Absolutely stunning shot.
Anonymous
2 years ago
"Ladies and gentlemen,this is your captain speaking.Thanks to a slight engine trouble,we'll have to land on this wonderful landscape..."