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Pilot captures beautiful images from his cockpit

The best office views in the world: Pilot captures beautiful images from his cockpit…from sunrise over the Atlantic to soaring above the majestic Himalayas

  • Christiaan van Heijst, 36, from Haarlem, Netherlands, has been flying a Boeing 747 for almost 10 years 
  • He takes spectacular photographs of scenes he comes across including Cairo by night and NYC from above
  • The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he’s able to share the amazing natural views

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A pilot has been photographing the most amazing views he is lucky enough to see every day. 

A beautiful rainbow over the clouds of Burma, Cairo by night, stunning New York from above, a romantic moonlight over Greece and the breathtaking view of Himalayas from above are only a few of the views he has been able to see while working. 

Christiaan van Heijst, 36, from Haarlem, Netherlands, has been flying a Boeing 747 for almost 10 years across the globe and photographs the most spectacular scenes he comes across. 

The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he’s able to share the amazing natural views he witnesses at 30,000ft and above.

We’ve published astonishing pictures that he’s taken on MailOnline before – and this latest batch from Christiaan are similarly jaw-dropping. 

More of Christiaan’s photos can be found on his website or his Instagram page @jpcvanheijst.  

Christiaan van Heijst, 36, photographs the most amazing views he is lucky enough to see every day from his cockpit 

A beautiful rainbow over the clouds of Burma, Cairo by night, stunning New York from above, a romantic moonlight over Greece and the breathtaking view of Himalayas from above are only a few of the views he has been able to see, while working

A beautiful rainbow over the clouds of Burma, Cairo by night, stunning New York from above, a romantic moonlight over Greece and the breathtaking view of Himalayas from above are only a few of the views he has been able to see, while working

A beautiful rainbow over the clouds of Burma. Christiaan van Heijst, 36, from Haarlem, Netherlands, has been flying a Boeing 747 for almost 10 years across the globe

A beautiful rainbow over the clouds of Burma. Christiaan van Heijst, 36, from Haarlem, Netherlands, has been flying a Boeing 747 for almost 10 years across the globe

Christiaan photographs the most spectacular scenes he comes across. This image shows a stunning sunrise casting dramatic colours across the sky

Christiaan photographs the most spectacular scenes he comes across. This image shows a stunning sunrise casting dramatic colours across the sky 

The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he's able to share the amazing natural views he witnesses at 30,000ft and above

The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he’s able to share the amazing natural views he witnesses at 30,000ft and above

A stunning view of the snowy and majestic-looking Himalayas captured by pilot Christiaan van Heijst

A stunning view of the snowy and majestic-looking Himalayas captured by pilot Christiaan van Heijst   

Endless sea stretches out below the moon in this romantic image captured by pilot Christiaan van Heijst

Endless sea stretches out below the moon in this romantic image captured by pilot Christiaan van Heijst 

A stunning view of the Northern Lights taken from a prime position by Christiaan

A stunning view of the Northern Lights taken from a prime position by Christiaan 

This mesmerizing image of the cockpit from up in the clouds looks like something from out-of-space

This mesmerizing image of the cockpit from up in the clouds looks like something from out-of-space 

Twinkling stars in a night sky are pictured above clouds in this spectacular image

Twinkling stars in a night sky are pictured above clouds in this spectacular image 

The twinkling lights of a city are seen in all their glory from above as the cockpit is pictured in the foreground

The twinkling lights of a city are seen in all their glory from above as the cockpit is pictured in the foreground 

Bright lights and countless twinkling stars make up this spectacular image. The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he's able to share the amazing natural views he witnesses

Bright lights and countless twinkling stars make up this spectacular image. The 747 cargo pilot always ensures he has his camera on board so he’s able to share the amazing natural views he witnesses

A beautiful view of New York City seen from high up and taken by Christiaan van Heijst

A beautiful view of New York City seen from high up and taken by Christiaan van Heijst 

The pilot leans over to admire the spectacular view from the plane window

The pilot leans over to admire the spectacular view from the plane window 

 

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