Moonshine Over Prince William Sound, Alaska

February 12, 2023

Captain Christiaan van Heijst has taken a magnificent photo of the moon over the magnificent glaciers of Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Christiaan van Heijst takes up the story from the cockpit of his 747 high over Alaska;

“A thin ribbon of the aurora, glowing stars in the house of Ursa Major and a nearly full moon illuminate the world beyond my flight deck. And it’s quite a view this night.

“The rugged area on the south coast of Alaska consists of hundreds of imposing glaciers, countless of islands and the famous sheltered inlet that is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including numerous species of whales.

“I’ve been fortunate to visit Prince William Sound a few times by car and ship, camera at hand and enjoying the icy-blue glaciers, majestic eagles and occasional humpback fin emerging from the icy dark depths below.

“A beautiful part of the world, both from below and above. Goodbye Alaska, I can’t wait to come back.”

Christiaan is one of the world’s leading aviation photographers and more of his work and close encounter (s) can be found here.

You can follow Christiaan on Instagram here: @jpcvanheijst

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