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  • Fabian Gysel - JetlinerImages
    Swiss International Air Lines
    Airbus A340-313
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus
    538
    HB-JMA
    Zurich (- Kloten)
    Switzerland
    January 1, 2006
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January 09, 2006
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ZRH at its very best! I've been waiting for these conditions for years! I like how this new year is starting out...To me this is it: For a shot like that I do this hobby. LX 41 from LAX coming in on rwy 14 in front of the Swiss Alps. It finally worked...yes!
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Comments (120)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Great catch Fabian congrats love that angle at Zurich, light is nice and the rwy perspective adds a lot of power to the composition.
Fabrice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic ! see you. en schöne

alan
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful, congrats!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best shot I`ve ever seen from zrh rwy 14 final well done this is a one in a million shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Definitely a 5 star shot. Congratulations Fabian. Your shots always amaze me.

Sometimes I wish I would live near ZRH...

Cheers from Belgium
Avro
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful Panorama!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning! I love the perspective!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot ! One of the best I've seen on airliners.net
Cheers from India
Samuel Jaideep
Anonymous
10 years ago
Do you ski or do you spot on a day like this? I know your answer....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent clarity, wonderful colours - great to see the alps so clear in the background.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super!!! Congratulations!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredibly nice !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly a glorious shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect framing, excellent lighting, and great background.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very, very, very nice shot!!! Applause, applause!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dramatic shot, unbelievable light... Five stars !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome mate!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect shot!!! Very nice to see the rwy lights are on!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It sure did work! Thanks so much for sharing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning. Beautiful scenery and the aircraft looks majestic seen from tip to tip with real energy.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Brilliant!!! So sharp and crispy its a pleasure for my eyes...
cheers
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautifully composed picture which to me epitomises the absolute splendor of seeing the most awesome of human technology coming to rest against one of mother natures most stunning backdrops.
Well done !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely top picture! gratulations

Edgar
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best I see from ZRH... Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
10 years ago
Me to I like my hobby because of those shots .... fantastic atmosphere !!! Great shot !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It doesn't get any better.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations for the shot.. is very beautiful with the background...!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very cool! I was at zurich shortly before this shot, and the weather was not nearly as great, I have to say the Swiss impress me in every sense, amazing airport, best airline I have ever flown in (swiss), with an awesome modern airbus fleet, and to top it all great photographers!!! good job!! keep it up!!
just a coment from a friend from the Switzerland of central america - Costa Rica !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great! I have always liked Switzerland. And I have never known that the runways are completely level surfaces. I mean it is not really straight. Once more a great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot. I love the curve of the wings below and the curve and shape of the Alps above.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hell yeah!
Greets Gabri
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exellent view of the mountains and the city
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelieveble runway slope effect, incredible light, perfect composition
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic! One of the most beautiful countries in the world together with an A340; wonderful!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A shot like this make me want to visit Zurich!!
Great work Fabian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Without the plane this shot would be great also!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent mountain background, wonder where?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great capture. The alps look so close, however they are located quite far from ZRH.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A 340 is my favorite ariliner in what is probably the most beautiful coutry to overfly.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It seems like quite a samll runway for an A340, but other than that the picture is quite sexy.
Anonymous
10 years ago
"Great Shot" Fabian Bysel, I loved to see this picture. Man made gigantic bird view. Richard D'Silva
Anonymous
10 years ago
The scenery behind and the view of all together.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible, one of the best shots ever!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A photo that makes the viewere decide wether to concentrate on the airliner or the beautiful backgraound.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautifully taken, clarity of the photo, and how it shows the runway curving!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That Photo was incredible.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is fantastic - Thank you for sharing it with us!

Persistence pays off - keep up the great work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really great photo! Beautiful contrast with the mountains in the background..also love that runway "deformation"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply beautiful. The light and the contrasts.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful landscape, aircraft, shot, curve of runway clearly visible, gaz exhaust visible on 4 engines, and the moment of the day is well chosen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just wonderful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Everything is great in this photo: crystal clear air, background, light, the aircraft. And the runway - it's like a thing alive!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This foto is very good! great background!!! how long is that runway???
Anonymous
10 years ago
ZRH I miss you..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations on an amazing shot! So many details captured! So picturesque outcome! Just beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfectly position, great light, two majestic items, the plane and the Alps.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect light conditions
good composition with runway and airliner location
good lens selection
incredible background
Anonymous
10 years ago
First of all, thanks Fabian for this great shot. You won't belief it, but two days before, I was there too and I thought that I'd like to take a rwy14/16 shot with the alps! You got it, congratulation!
BTW for the questions about the RWY: RWY 14 is 3300 meters or 10827 feet long. I think long enough ;)

Regards, Rafael
Anonymous
10 years ago
What can I say thank you for flying Swiss Auf Wiedersen my fav airline in the world have flown their a330s over 20 times and just got to fly their a340 coming back to ny this summer
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a dynamic photograph, i like the detail of the picture especially in this location
Anonymous
10 years ago
One word:
Great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think it is great!! that has to be a very good photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best pictures in this web site, and often they come from Zurich-Kloten... I wonder why...
Greeting from Santiago.
kike_scl.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mr.Fabian Gysel Congratulations, that's all folks.Real Paragon!...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot,and perfect back drop
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks clean!... I can't belive it! Five stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great job! Wonderful pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is the weather condition that makes this shot so spectacular! The alps can be very rarely seen so clear from ZRH Airport. Fabian must have been waiting for a very long time... Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Impressive photo. Be proud of it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cause the runway are little strange and funny it is a very short runway to and a nice a340
Anonymous
10 years ago
A fantastic photo. This summer i went to Cairo (i'm egyptain) by swissair, it was fantastic. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is a really cool pic of the airplane moments before touching down...seems to me that he might be a little bit high and the runway seems to be a little bit short..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular shot... patience surely pays off! Well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic. I do not have words...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's verry good
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the view of the mountains behind the plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It says it all, with the aircraft in sharp focus, a sense of action is given by the exhaust, and it reminds me of my own sighting but without a camera
Anonymous
10 years ago
The picture is great. Yeah, that's Switzerland!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Veeery nice zoom!
Anonymous
10 years ago
How come the runway is bending? beautiful scenery!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome pic of the a340 landing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic! I live in Zurich myself but Ive never seen the mountains so clear and close :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lets see this bird at RDU!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is LX41 in all her glory! Her sister flight LX40 [ZRH to LAX] is equally amazing. I have been fortunate enought to travel this route on the A340 many times. Nothing like Swiss Air - well now Luftansa. Rwy 14 at ZRH does indeed have an incline. As you turn and descend to final you look out the window and think the rwy is too short and were landing downhill. Then you see the Alps and think, if we go around can we clear the Alps? The terminal is just off to the right. Once you touchdown the A340 stops effortlessly. Just another gorgeous day in Zurich...off the plane onto the train....travel continues.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the contrast between The Alps and The A340, Absoluty Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photograph is one in a million chance by getting the clarity of atmosphere, the sunlight in the right place to show up the aircraft and the detail in the whole of the rest of the picture. this is submitted by a pro photogrpher of 30yrs that would be over the moon to get a photo of this quality.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good, nice light!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful landscape
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is great....i love the mountains in the pic..
Anonymous
9 years ago
Swiss perfection. Only winter air can be so cristal-clear.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very good photo, landscape, light
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ausgezeichnet Fabian! ... thanks for waiting for this moment and posting it here. Although I was born and live in the UK I have dual Swiss nationality, and there's nothing I like to see better than the Schweizerkreuz on a tail fin and the Swiss Alps. Photos like this make me feel homesick and that's a big complement to the photographer! Fantastic photography of one of the best airports in the world with the most beautiful and awesome scenery that you could ever hope to find anywhere. Congratulations!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Stunning mountain view and camera angle
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful picture, nice on a desktop picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
My beautiful home. 5 star photograph. The mountains seems to be much closer than they actually are. Chris
Anonymous
9 years ago
From this angle, the runway looks so much shorter!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oops, runway is a littlebit to short :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot!! Thats actually my home. Nice, isn't it?!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The shape of the runway and the lighting is great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Indeed the runway does look short from this angle, but the outstanding job to capture this photo makes us forget about the runway and look at the Albs and the A340!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The distortion from the jet engines and the houses in the background, looks so very interesting. 10*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Planes have always fascinated me ... this particular shot has the bird taking off with beautiful scenery ... what struck me as unuusal though is slopping runway - Abheek, India
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb detail and what a backdrop - excellent Fabian
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thank you so much for this absolutely amazing photo, it is my new desktop background. This is by far one of the BEST pictures I have seen on airliners.net
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful, only Beautiful
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing, a good start for year 2006! (Although it's now year 2009)
Anonymous
6 years ago
AWESOME! Thanks!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice pic, enjoyable landscape. Runway seems shorter than reality is due to photo angle. Congratulations !!!.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just perfect - a good shoot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Lovely background and angle!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great backdrop!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is 1 of the best photos I have seen on this website. Congratulations to the photographer ... well done and keep up the excellent photography.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Swiss Beauties. Wonderful Landscape, and overall, my favourite aircraft... 343 is just Sexy.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Actually it is Oslo.