Southwest Airlines Flight, Oakland to Albuquerque, 11-30-16


The following photos were taken with a brand-new Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom (83X) camera, that my son Ethan gave me as an early Christmas present. If you are not seeing the full post, click on the link. 

Shortly after take-off, the plane banks to the east, over Oakland

Shortly after take-off, the plane banks to the east, over Oakland

19 minutes later, we are over Yosemite National Park, and looking down at Cloud Rest Pk., which sits at the upper end of Yosemite Valley.

19 minutes later we are over Yosemite National Park, and looking southwest at the very broad face of Clouds Rest Pk., which sits at the upper end of Yosemite Valley.

Here we're looking south at the Dana Meadows area and Tioga Pass.

Here we’re looking south at the Dana Meadows area and Tioga Pass.

This is the same photo as prior, with place names added

This is the same photo as above, with place names added

A longer telephoto view to the south, of much of the the Sierras, with Mammoth Mountain ski area seen at bottom right.

A longer telephoto view to the south, of much of the the Sierras, with Mammoth Mountain ski area seen at bottom right.

Looking south over Mono Lake

Looking south over Mono Lake, the east slope of the Sierras and Owens Valley

Looking south and a little east, over the White Mountains, with Death Valley in the distance

3 minutes later, looking south and a little east, over the White Mountains, with Death Valley in the distance

A few minutes later we pass over the Crescent Dunes Soiar generating plant, in Nevada

7 minutes later we pass over the Crescent Dunes solar generating plant, in Nevada

32 minutes later we are over Utah, looking down at a double hogback to the west of Lake Powell

32 minutes later we are over Utah, looking down at a double hogback located to the west of Lake Powell

3 minutes later, I spot the smokestacks of the Navajo Generating plant, and Lake Powell

3 minutes later, I spot the smokestacks of the Navajo generating plant, near Page, AZ, and Lake Powell

We pass over Lake Powell at Mile 30, at the entrance to West Canyon

We pass over Lake Powell at Mile 30, at the entrance to West Canyon (top)

And 2 minutes later we pass over Navajo Mountain, on the Navajo Reservation just west of Lake Powell

And 2 minutes later we pass over Navajo Mountain, on the Navajo Reservation just east of Lake Powell

It was cloudy the rest of the way.

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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2 Responses to Southwest Airlines Flight, Oakland to Albuquerque, 11-30-16

  1. pedrol says:

    Amazing pics, it seems a really interesting flight 🙂 wish you a great day PedroL

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