Aviation Photo #0640853 Boeing 747-446 - Japan Airlines - JAL

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I've seen the Space Shuttle take-off and I've seen plenty of topless women in SXM but nothing comes close to a 747 coming directly in your direction just a few hundred feet below you! This was really amazing. It's a real air-to-air picture, no discussions please!
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    Daniel Werner
    Japan Airlines - JAL
    Boeing 747-446
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
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    JA8081
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    August 2, 2004
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Comments (533)

Anonymous
13 years ago
The angle of the shot with the 747 coming right at you & the runway in the background, the action of the gear retracting. The subject itself (I think the 747 is an awesome sight), the graceful curve of the wings. The timing is remarkable, to be in that position at just the right time for the head-on shot as the gear is halfway up...great composition!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Excellent picture...one cannot get a better angle .. doesnt get better than this!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Perfect timming on the rotation and the gear retraction. great job!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot showing the wing loading
Anonymous
12 years ago
Okay...it took me a while to figure this one out! when i did, i was absolutely astounded that this picture got shot at all! amazing frame(s) of reference...there is a cognitive dissonance to seeing an airplane seemingly rise from an opposite plane(a 'plane'/runway that looks like a kid's charcoal drawing)and head straight for the camera...amazing, truly amazing...thank you!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It is pure poetry. Even attempting to reshoot it, is impossible.
Anonymous
12 years ago
No need for comments
Anonymous
12 years ago
With some 400 hundred souls on the 747 perhaps this angle is a bit, um, risky, but since you were there, glad you had the camera! Brilliant photo.
Anonymous
12 years ago
...this one made me woozy....
...kinda like that...
Anonymous
12 years ago
How this shot was taken without the photographer getting plowed into by the 747 is beyond me. Truly an excellent shot!

Nick. ^_^
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Dead set awsome
Anonymous
12 years ago
Magnificent
Anonymous
12 years ago
Stunning angle. Almost unbelievable.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the best picture I have ever seen on This website! When I look at it, I always wonder how you got it. It is the coolest view.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Coolest air2air pic ever :o))
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very good angle
Anonymous
12 years ago
Gear up!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Speechless!!! talk about beeing in the right place at the perfect time!!!
im still dizzy from looking at at it!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Makes U think what plane was used to snap this shot the timing and I never had a clear pic in my head of how 74 will look on take-off from front view. Nice One
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks very powerful and strong boeing 747's greatest plane ever
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very unique shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice shot, thats got to be one of the hardest shots to ever get, i can't believe the 747 is taking of at what looks like such a steep angle
Anonymous
12 years ago
Did the ATC get in trouble for this???
Anonymous
12 years ago
No words
Anonymous
12 years ago
This has to be one of the best aeronautical shots ever, well done!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like the plane is going to get us. No words to describe. Perfect photo. 5 stars or even more.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nicest image of 747
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just like a 3d pic,though i know it isn't.
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of the best, great shot.
It looks like it´s climbing vertical, only the signs on the runway tells you the right angle.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I believe this photo was taken from an airplane passing northbound throught the LAX VFR corrider. VFR planes can pass by LAX along a shoreline route. Planes take off right in your direction but level off and pass under the corrider.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Honk Honk get out of my way !!!! :-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Best pic ive ever seen.it´s seems she´s gonna open her mouth and swallow u.stunning!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just beautiful!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Extremely alive
Anonymous
12 years ago
Is it going to Mars!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing photo, perfectly centered, perfectly timed, perfect location, words are useless at this point.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Extraordinary picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unreal,also very scary for passengers
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a nice work. What a nice lie.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Yup...It´s a new route...LAX-MARS non stop..Congrat.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutelly amazing. Thrills me all the time
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome picture, great detail and guts to get in front of this plane!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy crap! Too good to be real...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Quite amusing to see the wings' upward bending.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This shot shows an amazing sense of everything. Catching the 747 just after takeoff and framed by the patterns on the runway below. Just well done.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This photo is truly spectacular
Anonymous
12 years ago
The angle of the picture is fntastic. you never see a plane taking of from this angle, it almost looks "unreal"...
Anonymous
12 years ago
My god!she's coming straight to me. this is amazing! how how how....??
Anonymous
12 years ago
Talk about wing flexure...wow.
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's a nice shot ! Light, angle and the perspective. Looks a lot more steep than actually is. What a picture. Give you a 6 stars.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow best air to air shot ive seen for a long time thank-you!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wah! How did you get a plane so close and right in the path or another one?!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I can tell it is not fake...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the best airline picture i have ever seen
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did they do that?
Anonymous
12 years ago
If you look at the other picture in this sequence, you'll understand it.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/647565/M/
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very very impressive picture but I wonder that how did they allow a cessna to fly on a runway direction during a jumbo's departure. Bravo for getting this shot...
Anonymous
12 years ago
How on earth you managed to get this shot I dunno, but it's simply magnificent.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It appears to be a test flight, minimum fuel and take off at max power. It's not even at the end of the runway and
has gained altitude.

It must have been an amazing sight and
experience to be there.

Rene
Anonymous
12 years ago
:) uau :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
To the moon, Alice!!! Well, maybe not...
Anonymous
12 years ago
I'm no expert on photography so this makes me wonder, "How in the world...?"
Anonymous
12 years ago
How many times are you able to shot a moment like this, It's aesthetic and it is unique
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great picture, in the sense that it conveys the enormous size of this great bird also it gives a perception of motion what with the landing gear being retracted.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Magnificent shot. Absolutely amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nothing beats the magnificent grace of a 747! I never tire of watching them.
bev, brisbane australia,
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just wondering were the hell was the photographer.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow!!! It must have been an experience of a lifetime... only one word can describe it.... AWESOME!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The angle and the semi retracted undercarriage , the aircraft pointing straight at you and the runway with tire streaks - makes a stunning picture. I would give you more than five stars if could.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
It takes guts to take such a breathtaking picture... Kudos to the photographer..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great Shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
When are the wings going to snap, was it a short runway, or was the pilot having a laugh by putting the willies up the passengers.
What an amazing picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
In my opinion, this is the most beautiful picture in the data base… its amazing
Great Work
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wing flexxxxx!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The unsual exellent angle this photo is taken from is amazing, let alone that the focus is knife sharp
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unreal! Easily one of the most amazing photos in the database! Spectacular shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The view is just too panoramic!
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great picture indeed :)!!!! A very good shot! The best picture i had ever seen...AWESOME!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very artistic, nice symmetry and awesome perspective.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice, love it.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Now, i must say that it is an expectacular shot, but is beyond me to know how this person took this shot. I like to know how..
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW!!! thatis Absoutly amazing, It almost looks unreal!! That pilot must not be afraid of stalls, either that or he is trying to scare to co-pilot, Amazing Shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nicest PIcture of all time.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incred!ble, Amazing, Superb, Awsome, Beutifull, Spectacular, Unbelievable, Never Seen Before, What A Shot MAN,, ***************** stars to you
bolts on the knot this shot is hot

PIA-LOVER
pakistan
Anonymous
12 years ago
Really nice really really nice
Anonymous
12 years ago
UNBELIEVABLE!!! I would really like to know how the photographer got this shot. From LAX?
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's more likely to see an alien outside your doorstep, than ever seen this picture in real!! Thanks for sharing this incredible picture...
Anonymous
12 years ago
I have been trawlling this site for years and this has got to be the best photo ever.... you can apreciate every detail! the curving wings! maybe get some zoom on it and you might be able to see the whites of the captains eyes!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Must have been a cool sight! a jumbo just rocketing in your direction. pretty cool
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great pic. :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did you take this excellent photo?. It's the most impressive image of Airliners.net. Great Job :-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just amazing, loks like a roket
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's wild!!!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
AMAZING PIC!!! but wont the 747 get a TCAS warning at such close
proximity to the aircraft from which this photograph was taken????
Anonymous
12 years ago
I must have been too busy to notice that 747s now take off at 85-degree angles.
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW

Is that B747 or Space shuttle.....awesome shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the photo every plane lover dreams to make. well done.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Duck! Will you teach me how to get these shots?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome shot. gotta get a laugh out of all the "pax must be soiling themselves" and "me and my team of experts have determined that this is fake" comments. behold the power of a zoom lens, people!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The Queen looks angry, get outta the way!
-Doctored up or not, this is outstanding. Great timing too, the capture of the gear transition is perfect, and you gotta love the wing flex from a high gross weight take-off. This shot just exudes power!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great photo. not many people ever get to see something like that.wow
Anonymous
12 years ago
Superb Excellent :) Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's amazing how the wings flex during takeoff! The Landing gear is cool too!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Was the person who photograped this shot hanging from the tail????
Anonymous
12 years ago
I always knew JAL did something wierd to their planes! Great shot!

ALejandro
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sheer power is evident...beautiful!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I think that this photograph is a photo assembly because to take off almost 90? It is impossible one would take down rather quickly but for a test without almost of kerosene can be possible
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Hi this is kareim hussein.i am from saudi arabia and i got a question for you.
how did you that?
its amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is a definition of an intense moment.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love the plane being perfectly centered on the target (you).
Anonymous
12 years ago
I agree with you
Anonymous
12 years ago
Ooooh...i love this photo..!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like its eating up all those wheels!
Anonymous
12 years ago
First of all, wonderful shot. Second, looks like almost 90º, now look at the signs on the rnwy and notice their perspective. Impressive picture ,though.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Terrific
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow..... very nice..
Anonymous
12 years ago
The shot is so impressive because of the difficulty in getting into that position to take it!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It is an uncommon take. Not common to see really. This makes it a nice shot to me.
Anonymous
12 years ago
5 Stars, once in a lifetime picture! I would be messing my pants seeing this though from my aircraft! Unbelieveavle!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It is a really cool picture. I like it
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! Cool!
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of the best photos, i´ve ever seen! Thank you for that special shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is not a fake, look at the radii of the arcs painted on the tarmac. its a great optical illusion, but no fake! climb angle is no where near what it appers to be. But still a fantastic Photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Superb photo, but the climb angle appears to be greater than it actually is, many people will be fooled by this photo but look at this photo. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/647565/M/
still a very good shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Can´t understand how you ould take such a photograph.
would pay for being there. congratulations!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice photo!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wauw...nice picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent perspective, definitely at the right place at the right time.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Thats amazing, funny how the climb looks like it does
Anonymous
12 years ago
AWESOME!!!! This is the coolest shot on Airliners.net of all time. Extremely well done!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks so freaky, but one of the best head on shots I have seen
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wooh!! thats a great shot!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of airliners.net's best photos. This photo made me jump the first time I saw it. I wonder what the 744 pilots were thinking?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Always been my favorite ! Keep it up
Anonymous
12 years ago
The best shot for 747
Anonymous
12 years ago
That must have pushed the passengers back in their seats. 5/5
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing shot and angle. Never seen anything like it.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing picture. I never saw something like that before,and if you think about hard position from
what this picture is made, you must say that it is
really impresive.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Definitely my favourite shot on this web site! I love the way you caught it dead head-on, just as the gear was being retracted - sheer poetry.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great head to head photo. wonderfull to see the wing "flex" this much.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent like a fighter
Anonymous
12 years ago
JAL starts the equipment of Sidewinder to their all birds.
Don't forget a KAMIKAZE spirit.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is one awesome picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
A fantastic picture, wow
Anonymous
12 years ago
I think it is perfect!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
12 years ago
WHOA! This gives a new meaning to the term VTOL
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unreal, fantastic dream shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Dynamic stall comming up!!!! Nice Pic, wow I hope they had air-sickness bags...
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did you take this photograph? 5 stars to your photo.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Ohhhh no, it jumps out of the monitor....
Hey Daniel, something what interests me is how far was the distance between you and the 747?
Oh, almost forgotten, unquestionable 5/5!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like a rocket going straight up.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just a nice photo....imazing perspectiv!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow thats a steep takeoff suprised its not about to stall it probaly had enough speed to to such a takeoff
Anonymous
12 years ago
A graet shot, what are the chances that some one will be in that position and have a camera ready, be able to focus and take the picture. Most people would be trying to get out of the way.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic picture. Inacreditável! Congratulations.
Anonymous
12 years ago
That'll put those passengers in their seats!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I would be so happy in your place Daniel Werner. Great pic.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Super photo, I hope it is not fake...
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is an unusual shot. spectacular!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
How the hell have you made that Photo
very good !!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazyyyy
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is no doubt a one in million shot, however the idea of playing chicken with a 747 is rather disturbing.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Oh WOW!!!!! I am gonna have to jorney over to LA and fly that corridor!! The sharpness of the enitre photograph is stunning!!! One heck of a crosswind too!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Funny, crazy, looks briliant
Anonymous
12 years ago
The technical supremacy of these modern aircrafts never fails to amaze me. its the sheer power of 600 tons defying gravity which sets the great from the good
Anonymous
12 years ago
Is it in a stall just for the photographer?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing...!!!!! Still one of the photos i like a lot... congrats...
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the most spectacular photo I've ever seen of a plane. You can "see" the forces involved when the plane is taking off. Look the wings!!! Congratulations!!! And I'm sorry about my poor english. I'd like to have more words for this wonderful picture.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing photo!!! It is not every day that we can see a B474 of this angle.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This awesome bloody stunning picture. It gives a great shot of the stresses the wings go under on takeoff.
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did it go to a 90 degree angle?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing,

the pilots of the plane had did a thing i don`t now this 747 could!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing. I'm wondering how did the airborn look like. Those old B744 A/C are awsome. I love LAX, so many superb shots are taken! greeting from Hungary

morton
Anonymous
12 years ago
I just love all pic`s of planes,think this one is up there with my best.Photonut Australia.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice photo. 747 rules
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot, beautiful view!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Clear, amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply blows my mind
Anonymous
12 years ago
While I love this photo for just about everything about it, it is not as amazing as some of the comments seem to suggest.

The plane is not going vertical -- it is simply a normal climb, captured with a really long lens. Consider what you are really seeing in the background. That is at least 800 feet of runway in view (thank you Google Maps and satellite view). But yet the lines seem to be very close together. This was shot with a very long lens from out over the ocean -- probably close to 1.5 to 2 miles from the lift off point. Neither the plane nor the photog were in any danger or doing anything out of the ordinary -- the camera just shows what we all take for granted -- some serious forces at work to lift this beast off the ground.

Wonderful shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a great moment!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Eeehmm...It took off like a fighter, 747's is really unique mashine. Great shot!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did you get this picture? This was a great shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
I am not going to question anything - this is probably the best shot I've seen on a 747 taking off!! Love it.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I never saw a picture like this before. Fantastic.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Props to the photographer, to get this shot at this angle, while getting all of the camera settings right at the rigght moment. Truly an amazing shot that does credit to an amazing plane, and a great aviation photographer. My hat's off to you!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I want to believe it's real. And if it is, I will admit that it gives me the chills to look at this pic. The 747 is an beautiful beast on its own but this!...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! this picture is very good!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
What seems really cool about this photo is how from the view point it makes it look like the plane it is takeing off verticaly
Anonymous
12 years ago
Attitude of the airplane in relation to the runway seems highly unusual. In addition one wonders how the photograph was taken or staged.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing . I can not belive , how to take shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
This picture shows the enormous power of the 747 at take-off; unbelievable!

Iwonder how to make such a picture
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice shot, amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great point of view!!! awesome!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
12 years ago
An exellent Photo...really great!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing! seem to see that from the moon!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Brilliant-Fantastic-Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
I cant get enough of this shot......its absolutely amazing, it really shows what the giant beast can do...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pull a little bit more, and she is ready for a half roll into a chandelle.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice picture - great job
Anonymous
11 years ago
Caught wheels going up...
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photo looks interesting. But how come the plane looks so small compared to the runway width? Imagine how smaller it would look if it was farther than you, on the runway.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!! Wing flex, undercarriage retraction, let alone an amazing angle. Simply amazing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wasome shot,hope i can get one like this someday
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm trying to believe it, but is this photo possible? I mean the aircraft and the runway looks impossible that way? anyway if it really is true, I gave the photographer more than 5 stars if possible, I give him 10stars!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
By looking at the cocpit windows, that 747 looks mad and angry and those engines are hungry for air...superd picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
A very unusual angle, a most spectacular shot!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stall coming on?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well, it is a great shot. I am stunned.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible. How on earth can a photo like this be taken?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing amazing amazing ... what more can you say?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The feeling of the person behind the camera! it must have been wonderful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Angle of ascent is great.......with the gear retracting as well - awesome!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This kind of photos I would only expect to see in FLYING magazine. First, I thought you were in a tailgunner pod of a WW2 bomber, but hey, a Cessna!? You both have the skills and a lot of luck to be able to take a picture like this. I've flown a couple of time to LAX corridor, but had no luck encountering such situation (but hey, I had only a pocket camera anyway!). 6 stars, 5 thumbs up, and everything beyond GREAT!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely Fantastic... head on... 3 cheers for this snap...
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best shots on A-net
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best photo i have ever seen
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have flown out of LAX as an airline pilot and I have flown this VFR cooridor as a private pilot. This photo clearly shows how exciting flying can be.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Picure
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely brilliant! A very rare view of an aircraft in take-off. You can clearly see the power capabilities of the engines and huge wing bending moments.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!, 6star pic! excellant angle. The best view of 744 with it wing flexing during take off.
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best 747 shots I have ever seen. Thanks
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, what an amazing picture....best photo of a 747 i've ever seen; congratulations
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very unsual, high quality action shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one of, no is the best shot, on a.net.Ive seen this photogs pics and they are great.Daniel Werner is my favorite photographer on a.net.Most people would be wetting there selves telling the pilot to get out of the way of the 747.This picture is what watching airplanes is all about, going to extremes to get the photo.
The BEST!!!!

Josh Ulery
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a tangage!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is an optic illusion, the plane is NOT taking off vertically, it is the zoom and the angle of the photo taken...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely greatest pic of all times. Take a look at the wings again... they're flexing so much that an untrained eye could change this for future 747-8 curvy wings...

Any doubt this plane is fully loaded with passengers and fuel? ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing!!! What an extraordinary picture. It's just amazing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a site to see, you could only ever imagine what it would be like to see this beast heading towards you.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely wonderful! Goes to show that the wings flex higher than the top deck. Astaounding action shot. Way to go!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Put this back up in the greatest of all time pic's top list!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best i've seen on the net..!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice take off...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot really!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The greatest shot i've ever seen
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, are relly amazing pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best shots I've ever seen!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very incredible
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic,
Anonymous
11 years ago
Never seen anything like it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing pic. Looks like a missile coming after you. Congrats to the photographer
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply amazing. Without doubt one of the best shots taken here at airliners.net

Nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A great angle. The 747 is still the most beautifull aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Five star's on scale is not enough ! :D Incredible position, superb timing! Imposible to get something greater !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic Photo! 5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pciture, incredible position
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice picture, shows how combining all airline services in one airport per city is getting more dangerous.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Best pic I've ever seen! Did a great job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Never seen anything like it.. tremendus
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just fantastic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just amazing to see a 747 climb like that at the taker. I hope it was big lens.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The angle is soo cool with the runway in the background. I have never seen a shot quite like this.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The wings look like they are gonna break off. Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one good pic. the climb out capabilities of the 747 is very apparent here. it almost gives you a sense of vertigo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Dude, the angle is perfect!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The very best photo ever.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot, the angle is really awesome, it looks like the 747 is climbing too steep with the nose pointing straight up like a rocket. Great stuff!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Real amazing pic the best
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have never seen an amazing picture like that! Thank you so much!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gives the impression the 747 is climbing almost vertical, more like a fighter than an airliner
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent! amazing angle
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just Beautiful!
Anonymous
11 years ago
How Did you get this shot????? it is Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just great
Anonymous
11 years ago
An amazing photo and rather surprising ! Well Done !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I saw this before, and had to check it again, what an amazing photo! Cheers!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!that is beautifull congratulations for photographer excellent photo!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Everything about this picture is amazing! Wings bending, gears folding, angle, background, simply the best!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Guauuu. The Jumbo appears to be almost vertical!!! where you were? on a chopper?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic, Daniel. Is this the first 747 JATO-take off?
;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the shot.
this is really one of the most beautiful of this website.
you're my hero
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive perspective for such a big plane !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Indeed nothing can compete with this beauty. Great great picture well done!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's like coming after you. I know this is one of the best pictures on A.net!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's a great photo, you can actually see the wings Flex. Looks quite unreal, looks like the 747 is heading straight up. Fantastic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks just like an eagle charging towards its prey with its wings flapping hard and feet curled in ready to grab.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've seen the great climb angle from lots of points of view, but this one is fantastic -- it's almost Science Fiction!

/..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Probably my favorite photo in the whole database, I could look at this photo every day and still be amazed at the spectacle!
Anonymous
11 years ago
There is something magical about a 747 and this photo sums it up great job!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great, great shot of the jumbo. unbelievable timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You cant beat a 747 comming straight at you, you get this buzz feeling just by looking at this wonderful sight
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am truly amazed by this photo. I mean its almost unreal seeing the bird flying at you at that angle. Great shot and great timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
No words needed.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible, impossible
Very rare and lucky shot
The picture of the century
The power of 747

Really no words needed but I just could not keep silence!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Photo, probably the best of a 747 comming at you.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It astounds and delights me that such a large a/c can propel itself to such a steep angle on t/off. i love it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The BEST!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot. Wow if i were in your seat i wud have been scared outa ma life.. Great Shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've seen aircraft photographed from all angles before, but this is the first time from this angle. Incredible shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply Incredible !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations on a unique shot - you deserve the applause!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Seriously the most impressive airline picture I've on this website and that tells something!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Photo, Amazing detail... Can see the engine exhaust and everything! Well Done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think that this pic was shot in a routine 747 take-off, but the man behind the camera would cause envy to Salvador Dali, due to the distorted proportions and real impact of the image. Tricky and beautiful. SilvioLP
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the timing of this picture. You got the landing gear as it was being put away.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A stand up ovation for this long distance perfect picture. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's one steep ascent - and undercarriage already being retracted! Great shot - scarily close from the photographer's point of view though?
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a good photo because it shows the extent of the wing loading.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo suggests a "maximum" performance from the powerplants thru the airframe to the edge of the envelope. A truly unique attitude for the A/C and the photographer. Not uncommon for JAL pilots or their passengers tho.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Were you playing GOD in the heaven that you got this angle? This snap is simply fantastic. I can't stop looking at it ...

Am wondering how this was captured ...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful picture! 5 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is so vivid
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is just impressive how it looks. Is my desktop screen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of a thousand shot... Wow!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a nice shot! How did you catch it?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sorry, I don't buy this at all. Even allowing for angle and perspective, the 747 is still almost perpendicular to the runway. And they don't do vertical takeoff.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Glad I found it again, what a nice photo!! Ron from NL.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot! Really Exceptional
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great, great shot of the jumbo. unbelievable timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
All time favourite desktop wallpaper - there will be no better shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm no photography expert but what a fantastic shot!!! The way you've captured coming straight towards you over the runway is fantastic!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's just amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photo! Imagine the moment for taking this!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good !
Anonymous
10 years ago
The perspective is totally unique. Looks like a chase!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The way this pic is taken: right in front of the 747 is something that really impress me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Smart short
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love the wing flex. Amazing shot. It looks angry as it takes off.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful.
Cracking angle.
It has everything!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I really love this picture, it`s breathtaking!
It`s incmmensurable to all i`ve seen before.
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The queen of the skies coming right at ya. Gotta love it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect shot of yet another perfect take off... great view from top!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a one in a million shot, absolutely brilliant, that combined with a magnificient 747 !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really best. welldone.how did you get this beautiful photo.wouid you please explaine it.thanks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Startling view and almost perfect framing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really the best.welldone, but how did you take such a photo,and where were you,in a helicopter or ...,would you please explaine it for us.thanks
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's hard to say much more than WOW! The angle and view are just out of this world...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hot pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Lots of action in this pic. Not something that many people have seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
VERY GOOD , WHERE THIS TAKE A PICTURE...?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Most excellent. I had to come and find this particular picture again as I had lost it when my old machine crashed. The best pic on this site.
Anonymous
10 years ago
How did you take this?
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 stars. One of the best photos of all times
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing! very unique angle! congrats on the photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely awesome.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This to me is a extrodinary phote taking in all the actions aof an aricraft on takeoff but yet the background of the runway seems to be at a strange angle
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am speechless, that´s just woohaa great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exceptional and rare photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
For those wondering how this shot was captured...

There's a little VFR corridor along the coastline over LAX. Private planes fly through the corridor to avoid entering the class B airspace around the airport. The corridor passes over the runways allowing for shots like this. I've had a couple very similar shots, though not with the 747.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful! It looks like it played Through The Fire And Flames on Frets on Fire and failed. (A joke my friend and I made, saying how if a person plays that song on Frets on Fire, their hair will catch on fire, and they'll blast off into space, with their feet being the nose and their head being the engine.)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Probably the most stunning photo in airliners.net! congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very very good photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's possible? incredible!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool angle.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is just amazing or am i dreaming?
Anonymous
10 years ago
It seems like a rocket! Beautiful 747s!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing! I've never seen anything similar to this shot!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is brilliant photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very amazing ! It's incredible how wings are bent
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, great photo Daniel, like those tire makes :D
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Best pic on airliners i have seen brilliant
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing view!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I simply cannot imagine how you managed to take this shot -
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a picture!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow its a great picture
i like the landing gear
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing view!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unbelievable Shot! Love the wing load.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photograph!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A rare sight indeed!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very good shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at all those wheels! =P
Anonymous
9 years ago
Mais comment le photographe a-t-il pris cette photo ?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply stunning, congrats!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That pick gives an idea of what the wing-flex looks like.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I have not seen a better picture than this!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Quite wonderful photo - gives me a little chill to look at it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing, looks like a action movie scene.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply outstanding!
Anonymous
9 years ago
One