A Pilot Took These Photos From A Plane But What He Captured Is Not What It Seems

#1 Photographer & Pilot Alex MacLean

Photographer Alex MacLean is also a pilot, and his flights around the globe have come in handy in creating a portfolio of amazing photographs and pieces of artwork that everyday people just don’t get to see, unless, like Alex, they have a view from above.
This photo is not of flowers. Amazingly, it is a series of small boats all tied to circular floating docks in the harbor in Chicago, Illinois.



#2 Park It

You would never know it, but this photo is a racetrack parking lot that is totally packed with cars at a Nascar event in Richmond, Virginia


#3 Flamingos

He took his camera while on his plane in Italy and got to see this amazing site seldom seen in nature. A sea full of pink flamingos, all swimming in unison and fishing for food.


#4 Wave Pool

People look like ants from way up there, but it’s actually swimmers in an Orlando, Florida water park.


#5 Cargo Containers

A cargo depot in Virginia full of shipping containers looks more like a bunch of colorful squares painted by a monkey from 3,000 feet above.


#6 Wind Power

A view that not many people get to see when it comes to new energy. These are windmills on a new wind farm in California.


#7 Surfs Up

Hawaiian surfers catching a few waves on Sunset Beach. A beautiful photo in need of framing.


#8 Coal Trains

Coal trains all loaded up in Norfolk, Virginia look like a child’s toy race track from the view above.


#9 Logging Rafts

No, this is not an abstract painting by an up and coming artist, this is a bunch of logging rafts in Olympia, WA.


#10 Oregon Stripes

A beautiful set of textured stripes is actually a site from the air of a farm in Goodyear, Arizona. How beautiful!


#11 Loop de Loop

This crisscrossing, tangled mess is actually an interchange in New Mexico. Photographed by MacLean while flying overhead.


#12 Mystery Trail

This photograph may look like an alien landing site but it’s really a trail left by a snowplow in a field near Boise, Idaho.


#13 Wheat Fields

Flying low and capturing a site to behold. This gorgeous photo is a farm full of wheat fields that go on for miles and miles.


#14 Urban Development

These are the rooftops of homes recently built in a new housing development in Las Vegas, Nevada. Showing how much things are so alike, even our homes and streets.



Model of the day

Kylie Jenner


Place of the day

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia


Food of the day

Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa


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