Chris Dahl-Bredine@shotsfromabove

Family man•adventurer•aviator•photographer. Life from a wee little flying machine. Follow your dreams!

Just in awe of this landscape here in Utah...we live on an amazing planet that gives us everything... we just have to learn and remember how to take care of it! -
This was a nice sunset flight on the north end of Comb ridge with @argonautphoto who is on assignment with @natgeo trying to show the complexities of the issue of our public lands and Bears Ears National Monument. It was good hearing what he has learned on this assignment and I look forward to the story release.
#utah #bearsears #publiclands


Who knew there was a beautiful little dune field near Monument valley... this runs along the southern extension of Comb Ridge. Really enjoying flying here again with some great people and learning new things from everyone. Today I got to fly with my soul brothers @paulhoelen and @navajomylo through these awesome landscapes. Huge shout out and thanks to everyone here at Gouldings lodge including @scott_laws_photography, Wayland LaFont, Janie and all the friendly people here in the #navajonation!!! #utah#monumentvalley


I took off from Taos at about 5:10 am and got to watch the sunrise behind me as I flew west. Five hours later I landed in Monticello Utah. Life is full of adventure waiting to happen!


I flew past the tower this morning after a fly-in camping session at Mineral Bottom... it’s a sweet dirt strip at the bottom of the Green river canyon. I didn’t see anyone the whole time and it was peaceful being out of cell range for a change. .
#utah #canyonlands


I’m having visions of flying by this amazing place next week on my way to Utah. Here my buddy Randy @mydoggus50 flys towards the sunset with @chrisburkard shooting from the back seat. Stay tuned!
#newmexicotrue #newmexico #shiprock#navajonation


Virga sunsets are cool!
Just don’t fly under these clouds unless you want to get a beating🤪. I learned the hard way.
#newmexicotrue #newmexico #virga


It’s a real treat to fly sunset on the west side of the Sangre De Cristo mountains.
#newmexico #sangredecristos #fly #aerialphotography


Morning shadows of the Mittens at Tse Bii' Ndzisgaii stretch for miles into the Navajo desert.
#navajonation #shadows


It’s hard to describe with words what it felt like flying into Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii or Monument Valley for the first time...kind of like I had just arrived on an alien planet... these powerful and sacred Navajo lands are hauntingly beautiful and have been calling me back ever since. .
Here is a shot of the cockpit as @renan_ozturk and I take in the magic...I’m excited to be pointing my compass back in that direction for the 5 hour flight from Taos in a few days.


Our snowpack as of yesterday...Our water for growing food, for our wells fed by the aquifer, for raising animals, and water for running our rivers and recreation (and skiing of course) all comes from these beautiful peaks above us...On dry years like this we get reminded of how connected we are to the mountains and the snowpack for sustaining our lives. #waterislife #kachinapeak #skitaos #newmexico#interconnected


If you happen to be driving north of Alamosa and Hooper it’s worth checking out the UFO watchtower. There have been lots of unusual sightings in the skies of the San Luis Valley over the years and the woman who runs the watchtower can fill you in on some of the stories...I’ve often wondered what it would be like to see a ufo while I’m flying... who knows it’s a pretty vast universe out there. They’re probably waiting for us earthlings to get it together and take care of this planet before making contact:)


Great to fly with my good buddy and fellow photographer @krebholtz for a sunset flight. Always a treat!


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