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AeroXplorer Screener's Choice Photo Awards 2023

AeroXplorer Screener's Choice Photo Awards 2023


In 2023, AeroXplorer has screened over 11,000 photos with over half of them being accepted. That's 2,000 photos more than in 2022! Now, the time of the year has come for the screening team to review every photo screened and pick out their favorites.


Here are the top screener's choice photos from each month. 


January: Andrew Seong

Photo of TF-FIR - Icelandair Boeing 757-200 at MCO on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Andrew Seong

Coming in at first place for January is this amazing photo of Icelandair's "80 Years of Aviation" livery Boeing 757 departing Orlando International Airport on a clear evening!


February: Ricardo Mungarro

Photo of D-ABYJ - Lufthansa  Boeing 747-8i at LAX on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Ricardo Mungarro


February's number one spot goes to this air-to-air photo of one of Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8s landing at LAX Airport! 


March: NewYorkAviationSpotter

Photo of N9CP - PRIVATE Agusta Westland AW139 at JRA on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by NewYorkAviationSpotter


The photo that takes first place for March is this beautiful night exposure of a private Agusta Westland AW-139 starting up on the ramp at West 30th Street Heliport!

April: Steven Larson

Photo of N14102 - United Airlines Boeing 757-200 at TPA on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Steven Larson


April's number one photo goes to United's "Her Art Here" livery 757 taxiing at Tampa International Airport during golden hour! The palm trees add a chill ambience, coupled with a setting sun to create an all-around perfect photo.


May: Brady Noble

Photo of B-LJJ - Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F at ANC on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Brady Noble


Our favorite photo from May goes to this Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8 touching down on a beautiful day at Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport. Look at those stunning Alaska mountains in the background!


June: Luca Masaro

Photo of 20-5606 - USAF - United States Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning at N/A on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Luca Masaro


The best photo for June is a low-level shot of this US Air Force F-35 pulling some vapes in the California mountains on a calm summer morning!


July: Yusuf A

Photo of OH-LWC - Finnair Airbus A350-900 at HEL on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Yusuf A


July's number one photo goes to this shot of a Finnair A350 landing at Helsinki Vantaa Airport. The gloomy dark clouds in the background add an interesting ambiance, contrasting the lightness of the aircraft.


August: William Pierre

Photo of VH-EFR - Qantas Freight Boeing 767-300F at CHC on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by William Pierre


August's best photo is this stunning golden hour photo of a Qantas Freight 767 departing Christchurch International Airport during a beautiful partly-cloudy day!


September: Peter Cuthbert

Photo of N927NA - NASA Martin WB-57 Canberra at COF on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Peter Cuthbert


The number one photo for September is a beautiful photo of this rare NASA WB-57 Canberra taxiing at Patrick Air Force Base during golden hour!


October: Collin Smits


Photo of 9H-VUA - Malta Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 at EIN on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Collin Smits




October's number one photo is this spectacular photo of a Malta Air 737 MAX 8 landing at Eindhoven Airport during golden hour with wing vapes as a plus!



November: Jeroen Stroes


Photo of TC-JNO - Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 at DUS on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Jeroen Stroes

Our favorite photo from November is this Turkish Airlines A330-300 raising its landing gear during its departure from Dusseldorf International Airport.


December: Mark M

Photo of 87-0225 - USAF - United States Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon at ACY on AeroXplorer Aviation Database
Photo by Mark M


And last but not least, December's number one photo goes to a U.S. Air Force F-16 with the 177th Fighter Wing's special black tail. This aircraft was captured performing a missed approach at Atlantic City International Airport on a sunny New Jersey morning!


Happy New Year from all of us at AeroXplorer! We look forward to seeing your amazing submissions in 2024.


Which photo is your favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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