This photo was taken at Maho Beach, which sits just 30-feet from the end of the Julianna International Airport in Sint Maarten.
My wife, who owns and I, planned to come here for two years just for the airplane/beach pictures. While doing a Trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze we had the chance to take a cab to this wonderful beach, set up our chairs and wait for the jets to arrive.
While there we also took video and dozens of fun images. This image was taken with my digital SLR Nikon D3100 and Nikon telephoto lens. I had the lens set on wide-angle to get as much of the plane as possible. However, this KLM jet came so low over our heads, about 30-feet or so, I did not move far enough back to capture the entire wing. Previous to this photo I shot several other jets and got the entire plane on film. Next time I know where to stand for each incoming flight.
Outdoor and travel writer for the past 25 years. Magazine columnist for Alaska Sporting Journal.
Wow, beautiful shot!