This looks like an F-16 flying an inch over a perfectly calm lake

This looks like an F-16 flying an inch over a perfectly calm lake

Ron Elkind took some really cool photos at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, like these two USAF F-16 from the Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron mirroring each other.

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The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

Photographer Ron Elkind sent us some cool airplane photos taken at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Like this is the B-2 Spirit of Florida with its weapons bays open—mouths of destruction that can vomit anything from bunker busters to nuclear nombs. Or this beautiful F-16 shot.

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

It feels like a mirror image, but they are two USAF F-16s flying in formation, part of the Thunderbirds air demonstrations squadron.

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

Here's an extra shot of the B-2.

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

And some US Navy Blue Angels for good measure.

The 1989 B-2 bomber still feels like a plane from the future—or a UFO

Ron Elkind is an amateur photographer who studied fine art photography for seven years after back problems halted his 40-year sailing career. He's fascinated by aircraft and flew out to Nellis AFB to shoot these images back in 2010 and 2011.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic, alien-looking or just plain awesome images of landscapes, cityscapes, and objects. If you are a photographer with such work, please drop me a line here.


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