Friday Photo: Catalina Pokes Above The Fog

08/12/2017 - 20:50

Flying offers some great views – even if you’re not the one flying. In this week’s Friday Photo, Carlos Gonzalez captures an amazing view of scenic Catalina Island, just off the coast of Southern California. As the marine layer covers the Pacific Ocean, the hilly island sticks up out of the mist, like an aircraft carrier in the clouds.

The View: Catalina Island emerges from the fog over the Pacific Ocean, as seen from 20,000 feet.

The Pilot: Unknown Southwest Airlines pilot.

The Photographer: Carlos Gonzalez, passenger.

The Airplane: Boeing 737-800.

The Mission: Flying airline out of Orange County, California.

The Memory:  A beautiful view of a beautiful island – the things you see when the window shade is up!

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