30 Incredible Bird-Eye View Photos Taken From A Plane: Photographer Alex MacLean, who is also a fully licensed pilot took photography to a new level with his bird's-eye view photographs. Alex MacLean, aged 67, had taken all the incredible photographs from the cockpit of his small Cessna 182 aircraft. Alex has been taking these stunning aerial shots ever since he graduated from Harvard and gaining a pilot's license earlier in 1975. His photographs include images from all over the world, although majority of it includes everyday scenes from North America.

We know how hard it is to take a photo from a running car, but Alex had managed to take these stunning photos from his plane by sticking his camera out the cockpit window over the vibration of the plane.


Alex MacLean's photographs have also made its way into several photography exhibitions. The most recent photography exhibition was at the Beetles &; Huxley gallery which featured the work of Alex MacLean titled Aerial Perspectives.

Alex believes advances in technology during his 30-year career have definitely made some aspects easier. 'When I started out, there wasn't even auto focus,' he said. 'When you think of auto exposure, that's a big thing. Of course, the biggest change was transitioning to digital photography, which had lots of advantages,' MacLean added.

Images: Alex MacLean

1) Wheat fields Bird's-Eye View

2) Trees planted on a parking lot

3) Strip mines in the U.S.

4) People sunbathing in Italy


5) Newly packed cars in Emden, Germany

6) The water park in Ocean City, Maryland

7) The trail of a snowblower from a plane

8) Magenta water currents from a plane

9) Loaded trains full of coal from a plane


10) The sunbathing area of a swimming pool

11) The parking lot of a race track

12) Large desert center pivot irrigation system

13) Surfers at Sunset Beach in Hawaii

14) It’s a tarp covered with concrete blocks


15) Irrigation systems in the Snake River Valley

16) Houses in the U.S.

17) Hay bales surrounded by tilled circles


18) Grain fields in Vermont

19) Flower fields, Lompoc from a plane

20) Floating docks that look like flowers


21) Flamingos in flight


22) Farming in Arizona

23) Commercial raftsmen


24) Colorful shipping containers


25) Boats docked at a jetty


26) An interchange in New Mexico


27) A wave pool



28) A volleyball court on a sandbank in Hawaii in the middle of the ocean

29) A solar farm


30) A cemetery for decommissioned B1 bombers in Arizona


30 Incredible Bird-Eye View Photos Taken From A Plane

30 Incredible Bird-Eye View Photos Taken From A Plane: Photographer Alex MacLean, who is also a fully licensed pilot took photography to a new level with his bird's-eye view photographs. Alex MacLean, aged 67, had taken all the incredible photographs from the cockpit of his small Cessna 182 aircraft. Alex has been taking these stunning aerial shots ever since he graduated from Harvard and gaining a pilot's license earlier in 1975. His photographs include images from all over the world, although majority of it includes everyday scenes from North America.

We know how hard it is to take a photo from a running car, but Alex had managed to take these stunning photos from his plane by sticking his camera out the cockpit window over the vibration of the plane.


Alex MacLean's photographs have also made its way into several photography exhibitions. The most recent photography exhibition was at the Beetles &; Huxley gallery which featured the work of Alex MacLean titled Aerial Perspectives.

Alex believes advances in technology during his 30-year career have definitely made some aspects easier. 'When I started out, there wasn't even auto focus,' he said. 'When you think of auto exposure, that's a big thing. Of course, the biggest change was transitioning to digital photography, which had lots of advantages,' MacLean added.

Images: Alex MacLean

1) Wheat fields Bird's-Eye View

2) Trees planted on a parking lot

3) Strip mines in the U.S.

4) People sunbathing in Italy


5) Newly packed cars in Emden, Germany

6) The water park in Ocean City, Maryland

7) The trail of a snowblower from a plane

8) Magenta water currents from a plane

9) Loaded trains full of coal from a plane


10) The sunbathing area of a swimming pool

11) The parking lot of a race track

12) Large desert center pivot irrigation system

13) Surfers at Sunset Beach in Hawaii

14) It’s a tarp covered with concrete blocks


15) Irrigation systems in the Snake River Valley

16) Houses in the U.S.

17) Hay bales surrounded by tilled circles


18) Grain fields in Vermont

19) Flower fields, Lompoc from a plane

20) Floating docks that look like flowers


21) Flamingos in flight


22) Farming in Arizona

23) Commercial raftsmen


24) Colorful shipping containers


25) Boats docked at a jetty


26) An interchange in New Mexico


27) A wave pool



28) A volleyball court on a sandbank in Hawaii in the middle of the ocean

29) A solar farm


30) A cemetery for decommissioned B1 bombers in Arizona


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