Aviation Photo #2027217 Boeing 747-406 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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The "City of Guayaquil" is seen a hundred feet above the world famous Maho Beach and the sparkling clear waters of Sunset Bay chasing its shadow to the runway. This place takes photography to a whole new level when you can literally go for a swim or sip on a bottle of Carib while waiting for an aircraft. It's quite obvious that I was not the only one with a camera around here, but this young woman certainly appreciated being part of the photograph more than I would have.
515   St. Pierre and Miquelon
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    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-406
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    Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana
    St. Maarten
    November 15, 2011
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Photo Added: December 06, 2011

Comments (189)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Two lovely ladies! One, a princess, the other, the Queen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two fine ladies in one picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
STUNNING!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice lighting
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful view....and a good looking plane :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture has it all. Brilliant shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice bird!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, didn't know KLM ships bound for the Caribbean are now sporting multi-colored-striped color schemes.

mq
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful view!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beauty!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ah, what a view. Both of them.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! I want to be there so bad right now! Its 25
degrees here!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, That has all the elements to make it Perfect. It has the 4 engines howling gear flaps leading edge slats, lights everything working on the aircraft. Great weather. Nice clear blue water with the shadow. And of course the Beautiful blonde taking a picture of the 747. The only thing that could have topped it off is if you could see the plane in her camera's LCD screen. 5* Great photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Will you look at that. Oh nice plane as well!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
It look like you kids had fun doing that down there!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvelous! Just Marvelous! Keep up the GREAT work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice indeed. The plane, of-course, the plane. And the water. And the surrounding area. Nice shadow on the water too.
Anonymous
10 years ago
IF you look really closely, you can see a plane!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a great picture, nice composition... Hope to see more of these kinda' shots in the future! Well Done!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this picture!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congrats! one of the best picture I have seen of a 747...
Anonymous
10 years ago
An airplane, a woman, Blue sky, White sand beach and clear warm water. Which one you like?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really good photo and composition!
Very nice fuselage...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Whoever the young lady is, she must be really proud. She has been viewed 18,561 (at the time of posting) times!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ok, I know that some of you guys are thinking, "That would be a really great photo if only that girl hadn't gotten in the way".
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two sexy beauties right there.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Where is the plane :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice! Plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
This should be the new mast-head picture for airliners.net. Perfect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting photo, both issues are well presented, congratulations! 5 * from me, Petru Dimoff
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a 5-star picture, it looks utterly unreal. And since everybody else is just skirting the subject, I'll stick my neck out and say it - that woman is smokin'
Anonymous
10 years ago
Come on guys, this is Airliners.net! We want more airplanes and less ass. <runs away, fast!>
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a ... shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish I could land her
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh, theres also a 747 in the photo! I didnt notice at first :-) 5* great photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Isn´t this airliners.net? ... ... Oh, now I can see the plane :-) Great composition!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two of the best things i love spotting!! mikeldeleon
Anonymous
10 years ago
Backlit!! ;-) Great picture, great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Narrowbody meets widebody.
Awesome composition.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool picture, amazing contrast! Ah yes, the 747 is nice too!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I guess only on a.net, we would be thinking "Why did that girl get in the pic?"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Seriously, what aircraft are you talking about??
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is how I would imagine a perfect vacation: Blue waters, white beaches, beautiful women and big aircraft!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bummmmmmmhhhh....... :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
What 747...?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Referring to the previous post: if that is the case, those guys have no respect for other significantly beautiful aspects of life :-)!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yowsa! Nice caboose on that one.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing picture. The sea, blue sky, a B747-400, a girl in Bikini. Life's good.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful sky, beautiful ocean, beautiful airplane, and beautiful woman.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A gorgeous photo on so many levels.

And kudos if you know her...she has a perfect bottom!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wait, there's a plane in the picture? 0_o
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a magazine or professional quality photo. The lighting is great, the aircraft is perfectly in frame, and it captures the essence of what us anetters love: watching and photographing airplanes.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Uh! Where is the plane?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Top
Anonymous
10 years ago
Postcards anyone?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great focal length, close enough to appreciate the details, yet far enough to appreciate the curves. Aerodynamics are on display proudly!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice! Narrow-body and wide-body in same pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two beauties in one picture :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mum!...?

Nice photo, just shows you how close they come into land!
Anonymous
10 years ago
At least THIS photo from St.Maarten has something to look at - the GIRL!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Has anyone noticed the BIG shark coming in from below the surface to eat this plane-addicted gorgeaous girl?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The two best things of this world in one shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
To guy from US. Trust me mate that there are a lot of other guys who think: "This is a great photo and girl with camera gives a lot of spirit in it!" Just pitty 1:1 format is no allowed - might be nice to see girl in full and sand below. However this view is good as well! Congrats and my five for your work! Regards, Fyodor Borisov.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The beauty and the beast...on holidays
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice capture of an impressive undercarriage.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice bird.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Plane ;o)))
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice, and nice underbelly
Anonymous
10 years ago
Whaouw nice picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
SXM ... HERE I COME!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I never thought a plane picture could be enhanced by including another photographer in the shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thankful this shot does not have a widebody! ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect pic!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Psst !!!

The a plane hidden in this pic.
Can you find it ???
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mind the gap!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome setting. Just got back from SXM last week !
Anonymous
10 years ago
A fine example from the beauty and the beast.
Cheers.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect. This picture shows exactly the stuff, of which so many dreams of so many guys are: Aircraft action, blue sky and blue water, and in company with a fine lady at an exotic place of the world. It's pure glamour. Well done, my friend, well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One Queen and a dragqueen... Great shot! 5+
Anonymous
10 years ago
This bird has the perfect shapes...and a jet liner also looks good..))
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hahaha ... over 43,000 views as of now ... this is going to make a record (if not already :))
Anonymous
10 years ago
OMG! A woman!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Somewhere on A.net there is a photo album dedicated to great color schemes on plane's tails. Now this photo deserves to be there as well!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I LOVE IT
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm staring at this pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb picture.
And what a success ! Viewed 46260 times at this moment... No doubt aviation enthusiasts are not only interested in aviation !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Im looking since 5 Minutes, but I didn't see any Aircraft, Im still enjoying the rest of the picture...
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a beautiful sight! Oh, and I also like the 747!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beast the 744 is! I know the A380 Whale is bigger but it does not have the grace of the 744. As for the girl - Im sure she set off the TCAS in that plane as it roared overhead :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvelous and refreshing at same time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The beauty and the beast ....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Four of my favourite things in the world: The beach, photography, beautiful women and aviation.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow Wow ... and the deserved success of this beautiful picture continues. Almost 10 thousand views in one day! 100 stars ... yes, "great color scheme" ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Instant classic !! QUESTION: was this pic "staged", or was it just an improvised stroke of genius/luck??
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice girl, B 747 and a whale in the sea :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 stars :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice asscra....aircraft...that was weird...haha, good shot mate!
Anonymous
10 years ago
All jokes about the lady aside this is a fantastic picture, the lighting and angle are just perfect. If I was being really picky I would have liked to see the image extend down a little to show some sand and the small waves lapping on the beach.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'd title this photo 'Beach Bum' and besure to let the young lady know where she can see the -Distinct views- of her assets in numbers. The 747 is nice, too! BTW, 58,327 at my posting time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hope the photographer will include some ugly guy next time so I will be able to focus on aviation again. For the sake of good order, I'm happily married!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The magnificent photo, in it is visible as all difficult and simply in at one time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this one of those magic-eye pictures, stare at it long enough and a 747 should appear, supposedly
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic. Loved the 747 too, man.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW look at the average views per day, it's more than 21000 now !
Wish I could be there one day!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Definitely, two ladies in a row.
Anonymous
10 years ago
All those curves!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bravo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Actually the most beautiful photo of st. marteen i ever seen, simply WONDERFUL
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow,awesome shot!!! Ohhh, nice! An airplane accidentally got into the picture!!! What luck.....
Anonymous
10 years ago
5*****
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Where is 747?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Beauty and the Beast. I just love all this "blue", blue in the skies, blue of the KLM livery, blue of the sea and the blue stripes of this lady swimming suit ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
...Clooney would say: what else ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 stars for the 2 sexy birds!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great picture! The plane is awesome the girl is hot what more could you want! Shows the power of humans, I mean just look at her..all frail and delicate: but people like her designed the monster 744!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best picture: of woman taking picture of a plane :O
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect combo, two beauties!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful....the plane of-course!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing to explain.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two things men love best in one pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I keep coming back to a.net and start clicking on these beach beauty pictures ... am I still ok? The beauties in this picture surely are.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely Empennage !
Anonymous
10 years ago
It will be the first to cross 100000 viewers ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic!! oh, yeah... there is a plane too!! so, 2 beauties, female and tech.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't see the plane. There is something that disturbs me somewhere ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gorgeous multi-coloured striped livery, simply gorgeous!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought this was airliners.net? I don't see a plane? ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
By far one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen!! Immediately became my windows wall paper :) Thank You!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Where´s the plane? :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Epic!The most pretty 2 things on the planet.I mean a crisp KLM 747 and a pretty girl at maho beach.
It really doesnt get any better than this.OUTSTANDING.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've been staring at this pict for a while now and can't find the plane! How did this picture get past the screeners?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two Birds - One Shot! Gold.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dat ass :) It's my Wallpaper for a few Month now. Great pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the photo effect, photo, and the play of colors...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent Shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy crap ! so that's why planes are so amazing :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome. Both.
Five stars and five thousand thanks. ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Could it be more perfect?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I don't know what to look!!!! :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
These gals are gonna stay on the A-net front page forever! Ain't no joke, just observation over the past 2 months.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What aircraft?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent pic! my two great passions in life, women and planes!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Smooth
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two queens? ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT perspective on a wide body and a narrow body in the same pic. I'm lovin it !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Definitely a sweet perspective...

Btw, the 747 was a nice addition to the shot :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
My second-favorite thing about this shot is how the position of the sun takes the color from light blue at left to dark blue at right, with the water enhanced in such a cool way by the 747's shadow. Sorry, KLM, you came in third! ;)

Seriously, though, the addition of such a fine human form (and she is very fine, indeed) and her color, positioned perfectly, gives the photo a warmth it would not have had otherwise, since the rest of the shot is dominated by the color blue.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great colors, love the shadow in the water! Oh,and the girl is nice too! :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great picture for the day of my Birthday!
And of the region I live in.
:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Two beauties, ...great pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
If you look closely, you'll see an airplane in the background.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The best photo in Airliners.net by far!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply the best pic in a.net.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brilliant photo, two beautiful things captured at once, the girl sort of adds a scale to the photo and really throws it into perspective how low the KLM is
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'm a pilot and love both.special thanks too photographer.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's time for this girl to run, otherwise this big killerwale coming out the blue water will make her for breakfast...
Anonymous
9 years ago
The hips don't lie.
Anonymous
9 years ago
OOoh yeaaahh 5 stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a great picture - two beauties
Anonymous
9 years ago
Damn nice fuselage and tail...alright aeroplane as well.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love that photo! a girl and a queen!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great depth of field
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great view!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice flaps
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a great photo because...you can see EVERYTHING!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice combo
Anonymous
9 years ago
That´s the way!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Classic frame on both.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I like the tail, has a good livery on it too.

Also, cool 744.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Best picture on a.net
Anonymous
8 years ago
Gear down and locked!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Harry: "Jeez, look at the tail end on that" Lloyd: "Yea, must be built by Boeing" - modified Dumb & Dumber quote
Anonymous
8 years ago
Definitely the best photo on the site...feel like going for the photoshop and adding EC-HEY ....Tha's the way to plane spot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
OMG..!! Great shot..!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perhaps a little under-exposed, but then again why spoil the mystery?!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture! Could you please knock the perverted comments off, though?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Best photo on airliners.net. Period!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
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Wisconsin, USA
4 years ago
The shadow is chasing the plane
Wisconsin, USA
4 years ago
Pervs
4 years ago
I don't know which is sexier
176   Victoria, Australia
3 years ago
damn there's a lady in the photo
176   Victoria, Australia
3 years ago
face the camera ladie
Florida, USA
2 years ago
it´s always fascinating to see hot bikinis at SXM.... awesome pict, congratulations!

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