Since I got my Panasonic Lumix 12X zoom camera, I've been getting better in-flight pictures. This trip took us over the Egyptian desert just west of Cairo, where I could pick out the Qattameya linear dunes where we worked last September (the western edge of the field), plus Bahariya Oasis and the lonely road we took there from Siwa. How surreal to see all of this from the air 5 months later. South of there are some great barchan dunes and yardangs. On the way home, we flew over Greenland, where I got a few shots through my icy window of sea ice, big glaciers, and fjords.