Aerial Photos – Oakland, Las Vegas and ABQ, Dec. 2019

A flight from Oakland to Albuquerque, with a stop in Las Vegas, did not provide any views until we were approaching Las Vegas. Then Charleston Peak came into view. All views to the north.


Charleston Peak, 11,916′

This was followed quickly by Red Rocks (Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area).


Red Rocks


same as above


same as above


Downtown Las Vegas and airport


Lake Mead, Boulder Dam and the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. The bathtub ring seen upstream of the dam shows how much drought has lowered Lake Mead.


Presumed uranium mine, northwest of Grants, NM


Volcanic neck casts a shadow, east of Mt. Taylor, NM

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I-40 bridges the Rio Grande, in Albuquerque, NM


Passing over I-25, just prior to landing at Albuquerque

Flights between Albuquerque and Oakland have provided me with many great photographic opportunities, which can be found by searching for “Southwest Airlines”.


About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I 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: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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