Why didn't they take more photos? Maybe one from the other side, with the sun in the back?
It wasn't like the RAF Tornado pilot had a big time window to take shots from multiple angles, considering the fuel it burned to reach FL600, fly at Mach 2+, align with the Concorde, and leaving enough fuel to return to base. They may have taken more shots from this angle but I guess this was the best one.
Goes to show how, even though we praised the Concorde a lot, still do not give it enough credit for flying so "effortlessly" at such speeds and heights whilst most fighter jets could barely keep up for long.
For the world, its retirement was and still continue to be the single biggest loss of technological marvel, with bleak chances of something even remotely similar (commercially viable -wise) to return to the skies for at least the near future.
I thank my father for giving me a chance to spot this beautiful pointy bird at LHR back in 2001 as an excited kid and man that was the most futuristic, beautiful and unique object of metal I have ever seen to this day. Amen!
India's biggest loss w.r.t global aviation (so far) - Being an Australasia-Europe stopover.