Aviation Photo #0981388: Boeing 737-306 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines


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  • Peter de Jong
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 737-306
    Boeing 737-300
    Boeing 737-300
    Boeing
    24262
    1642
    PH-BDO
    DO-012
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    August 25, 2005
  • 413

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December 25, 2005
Caption
Consolation prize caption: A KLM airliner was escorted into a Duckburg military airfield by fighters today after inadvertently overflying McDuck's Money Bin. Seriously, for those unfamiliar with it, the intrepid duck is a female mallard which should be about 58 cm (23 in) in length
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Comments (86)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Haha, great capture
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a lucky moment...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot just wonderful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Capture of magic moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Shoot, it was a 1 of a millon shoot
Anonymous
10 years ago
One in a Million...Well Done Peter...Loved your Comment:-)))
Anonymous
10 years ago
It reminds me of their slogan, "the world is just a click away". Funny caption!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible! It seems that we have a pretty big duck here...
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW what a great timing great SHOT!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One in a million shot! Reminds to this swan add from KLM some years ago. 5/5 !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Flying Duckman! Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now I know they filmed "Fly Away Home"!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Power shot Peter! I like your timing of capturing this great phenomenan.
Anonymous
10 years ago
For the longer ranged models of our feathered friends.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable, great timing! It looks like the duck is taped to the aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Capturing the bird right on the fusualge...nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations! You are really a lucky devil!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool to see this plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!! just perfect
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hope that duck's maintaining separation distance ... could cause wake turbulence to the 737
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great comment :))
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an escort! So gorgous! T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
If only it had been a swan but still amazing. Don't think anyone will get a shot like this in long time
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an amazing shot, I wonder who won the race? :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Go duck go
Anonymous
10 years ago
Being at the right place at the right time can make all the difference and everything else seem pathetic. nice job bro!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Goed exposure
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's like it was planned, the bird would be there so perfect..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great timing. This is a truly unique shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow. Unusual sight. It remind me a picture with of a Dash8-200(?)landing and close to it a duck (again?)leaving the path of the aircraft. It was written; "Duck is number two for landing"
Anonymous
10 years ago
KLM: Royal Duck Airlines. Love the comment Peter!
Ever tried selling the pic to KLM? ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, it seems like the bird is part of the fuselage.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Catches the spirit very well
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is not a lucky shot...This guy is just looking a little further then only airplanes, GREAT shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lol!
Good Picture! =D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot! I really liked the Flying Duckman comment as well, made my day, really!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, great picture. Both birds are nice the duck and the Boeing:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Who will win the race? The duck of course! :) Beautiful capture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's not often you see a duck and a plane race.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now that's what I call a turbo mallard ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a Ducky shot!
Royal Duck Airlines,The Flying Duckman!
Anonymous
10 years ago
With the bird, that make an exceptionnal photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
ìts an amazing photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice ducky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow wery dangerous
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Without a doubt this is probably one of the best photos on here... Crisp, clear, and one heck of a race! Kudos to the photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gret shot!!
Who won the race?? I bet the duck did.

Anonymous
9 years ago
The noses are to similar.
Anonymous
9 years ago
KLM VS DUCK. Who will win?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hahahah duck race i am very curious hoes gonna win
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ah! Timing is everything. This is a photographer's shot, camera always at the ready and lady luck always ready to lend support!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The one who brakes, loses ;-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am sure the duck is gonna win, the KLM is reversing, and she doesn´t seem to have a lack of power :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent picture and so clear
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic pic well done.
Anonymous
9 years ago
To get the timing of the picture just right is pretty difficult. Congratulations on being at the right moment at the right place and pressing the button. Congratulations
Anonymous
8 years ago
Most lucky photo i ever seen. :D The flying Duckman. ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is strange seeing a duck flying wingtip formation with a civil (or any) aircraft. I thought that either the airfield would be cleared of birds, etc, or they would be scared off by the engine noise, anyway!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks like a 100 meters-dash photofinish!! if I had seen this bird flying next to the landing a/c I¨d had thought I was on hidden camera or something like it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
And KLM takes the lead. Love this pic. Very interesting indeed
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice Picture! Indeed for the comment down there about the wake turbulence the duck may cause to the 737
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love the pic.
BTW.: The duck is more efficent, quieter and nearly free of emission (merely some 'blue ice') - will we ever learn to be so good in flying?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture of the duck... Too bad there is an aircraft in the background...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very well done indeed! Excellent timing. 5*s
Anonymous
8 years ago
KLM VS Bird?

answer: the bird :-) cause the KLM is slowing down with its brakes/reverse thrusters
Anonymous
8 years ago
This pic made my day! Nice shot! Congrats!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply the best picture on here - a one in a million chance of capturing it - well done, superb !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Got to be 5 stars , lucky moment ...nice picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
Diverting after being intercepted by duck. 5 stars
Anonymous
7 years ago
Coin-coin!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That duck has been chasing that 737 since it took off from Stockholm!!!! ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Super shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Catch me if you can
Anonymous
7 years ago
I just have to, Its a wanna be pilot =P
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's the Flying Dutchmen xD
Anonymous
7 years ago
Honey, where's my gun...it's duck season!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Imagine the engineers 100's of years ago trying to design aircraft seeing this picture. There are some significant similarities with the front of the aircraft and the bird's head. Spectacular shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
"Royal Duck Airlines" - what an amazing shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
In all fairness, i think the bird is chasing a copyright infringement...
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's a race against the duck.
Anonymous
6 years ago
"Mallard 433, cleared to land, caution the 737 on the parallel."
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool pic


klm royal mallard airlines
Anonymous
5 years ago
KLM - Royal Duck Airlines
The Flying DuckMan
Anonymous
5 years ago
If it was a swan than klm would use it as an add.Simply a great capture.It made my day too.