Scenes of the Philippines, As Viewed From Above

Scenes of the Philippines, As Viewed From Above

The Philippines has a wide variety of landscapes, and what better way to see them all than from a plane.

Almost every trip I’ve taken over the past two years had me flying to and from my destinations in the dark. Finally, our flights to Cebu had us coming and going both during the day allowing us to actually see what we were flying over and take some of those beloved airplane window shots.

As it turns out, the country was just as stunning from the air as it was from on the ground. Before physically traveling there, I really didn’t know what kind of scenery we’d be seeing. Other than some beaches and the Chocolate Hills, as I had no idea what to expect. Parts of our flight had us feeling like we were flying over the Maldives, and we oohed and ahhed at the different hues of blue in the ocean below.

As we flew past at least a dozen different islands, and our eyes constantly scanned below, looking at the shapes of the different coastlines. It was as if we were looking for something we’d recognize, that would tell us where we were, even though we knew nothing would.

From cloud-shrouded mountains to the flat orange roofs of the local houses, the scenery we saw was constantly changing. As we slowly descended we found our eyes continually glued out our window waiting to see what new views would come into our narrow field of vision.

So rather than me rambling on more about what the Philippines looked like from above, I thought I’d let my photos do the talking instead. Enjoy!

Scenes of the Philippines, From Above

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

Philippines - Apr 2014

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8 Comments

  • rebecca says:

    oh big fan of airplane photos. I once got some great ones flying over Munich. These are pretty good

    • Beth Williams says:

      I’d love to fly over Munich. Unfortunately when we go this summer we’ll just be taking the train in… although maybe I’ll have to do a segment on photos from trains if I get any good ones!

  • Liz says:

    Totally agree with Jen’s comment! I hate flying too, but that moment where you can see your destination and start to get a feel for the place makes it all worthwhile.

    Love your shots, especially those from the clouds.

    • Beth Williams says:

      I’m exactly the same. I get so much anxiety of flying, and hate looking out the window. But for some reason I finally relax a little when I can see the destination, and suddenly it’s like I love looking out the window :)

  • Charlotte says:

    I always love your photos! I’d love to go there!

    • Beth Williams says:

      Do go if you get the chance. It was a beautiful country with beautiful people.

  • Beautiful shots. I absolutely hate flying but I do love the last 15 minutes or so of a relatively calm flight when you can look out the window and see the new place your about to land in. The excitement really starts to take hold of me then.

    • Beth Williams says:

      I complete agree!
      Really wish I could get over my hatred of flying. My next flight is in a few days and I’ve already begun feeling so nervous about it. Ughh!

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