Aviation Photo #2432701 Airbus A340-642 - South African Airways

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This isn’t Helsinki-Vantaa, it’s Munich airport! South African Airbus A340-642 ZS-SNG on flight SA 264 from Johannesburg generating incredible wake turbulence at the break of dawn. This is definitely one of my photos of a lifetime as everything fitted perfectly on this day! I had been checking the position of the sunrise in the rwy 08R axis for weeks and the 30th of March was the perfect day. There’s no doubt that this photo was worth waking up at 3 in the morning!
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    Timo Harsch
    South African Airways
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus
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    ZS-SNG
    Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss)
    Germany
    March 30, 2014
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Comments (55)

Anonymous
2 years ago
Superb !!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Wow, that is a remarkable photo. And with my favorite airliner!
Anonymous
2 years ago
One of the best I've seen this decade. Thanks.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Simply stunning. It's one of the best airliner photos I've seen and I've seen plenty. The colors, the light, the vortex and the whole setting is just... dreamy. Wow.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Wow!, Amazing shot. Even my wife would appreciate this photograph.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Wow!! one of the best ive ever seen
It helps that its the best looking plane
Anonymous
2 years ago
Great shot. Just perfect.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Fantastico!

As you say, everything came together, bravo!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Brilliant photo!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Simply awesome, thanks for getting up early....
Anonymous
2 years ago
You sir have captured the beauty of aviation. I'm so happy to see a photo of this kind get the exposure it deserves!! Just fantastic. Cheers from Virginia, USA
Anonymous
2 years ago
Absolutly stunning picture. 5 stars for sure!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Instant classic. No Watermark - Thnks for that. Better get this shot syndicated though... Well done!!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
This is one of those photos where you don't know who to thank, the man behind the shutter, nature, sun, wind, god, or simply the alarm clock that woke you up. Simply awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Stunning!!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Perfect shot!
Greetings Jan Czonstke
Anonymous
2 years ago
WOW!! DO you know how many people just made this shot their wallpaper? Absolutely gorgeous! Double 5-star shot mate!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing photo! Thanks for sharing! A great lesson on wingtip vortices!
Anonymous
2 years ago
My new desktop background :)
Anonymous
2 years ago
Wow, that's a once in a lifetime shot!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Photo of the year!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
... and no watermark. You, sir, are a gentleman!
Anonymous
2 years ago
WOW! Instant classic!
It even has votices inside the vortices!
Thank you for sharing, it is perfect..
Anonymous
2 years ago
Fantastic.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Incredible indeed! Beautiful photo. Congratulations!
Anonymous
2 years ago
New number One.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Every student pilot needs to study this image as well as appreciate its breathtaking beauty!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Great shot - highlighting the arts of aviation and photography, and the beauty of nature as well.

Thanks for getting up early so we all could enjoy this!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing photo of an amazing aircraft. Thanks for sharing this.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Magical
Anonymous
2 years ago
Congratulations!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
2 years ago
Excellent capture. Congratulations!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Woww... What else to say! Definitely one of the best photo of the year!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Beautiful pic. Glad you waited for this perfect opportunity. It worked out really well. Your efforts, truly rewarded.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Early bird definitely gets the worm ;) Absolutely stunning frame!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Bravo!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Fantastic! Absolutely amazing colors and details! Stunning shot!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Fantastic Shot of the SAA Airbus, 5*
Anonymous
2 years ago
I agree with the fellow user from Germany: You are a gentleman for not putting a watermark in the photo! The photo is simply amazing! This is a truly artistic photo!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Wonderful, one of the best ever
Anonymous
2 years ago
Like out of a dream.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Now we can see how the air really flows and swirls. Great catch!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Great Photo!
Anonymous
2 years ago
This may be the finest photograph I've seen in years. Congratulations, you've created a classic.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Has a futuristic, sci-fi feel to it.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Sunrise, A340, Wing Tip Vortices and a beautiful combination of colours! At first glance, seemed like a painting.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Unforgettable
Anonymous
2 years ago
Superb and graciously lucky shot... wonderfully captured.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Photography at it's best. It is great once everything comes together.....the subject, nature, timing and sometimes luck. At first I thought this was Amsterdam, but I was fooled. More please. ***** Wayne C.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Simply perfect!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Superphoto
Anonymous
1 year ago
Perfect timing, well thinked. Just awesome!
Anonymous
1 year ago
This really is one of the most amazing pictures I have seen on this website.

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