Another in my series World from Above, captured during a commercial flight at around 11,000 metres above sea level from Cologne to Munich. The town of Nördlingen lies in the so-called Nördlinger Ries. According to Wikipedia, this is a large area of circular depression in Bavaria thought to formed by a meteorite about 14.3 million–14.5 million years ago in the Miocene. The original rim had an estimated diameter of 24 kilometers. The present floor of the depression is about 100–150 meters below the eroded remains of the rim.

This shot of the town. showing its old circular centre, was captured from a commercial airline at around 10,000 metres above sea level shows the town of Nördlingen and gives you an impression of the surrounding crater or ries crater.

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10. Post-pro in CS4 to adjust tones and add grey grad filter.

Featured in From the Cockpit, VOLCANOES, Earths Geology & Atmosphere, On the Run
24.10.2012, 525 views

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  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 4 years ago

    Wow, great view!

  • Kasia, thank you!!

    – Kasia-D

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaover 4 years ago

  • Carolos, thank you. I’m pleased you like it. I like to bring you back souvenirs from my trips:-) Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Paul Finnegan
    Paul Finneganover 4 years ago

    wow kasia. I can’t get over how much the pattern of the fields almost form perfect circles around the town. ah this is a great image

  • Paul, thank you! It was really fascinating to see, especially as I could see a lot more than I managed to capture. I also liked the way that the historical and the more modern-day town is built in a circle and then those fields kind of radiating outwards. The town is seemingly also well worth a visit, by the way. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    A great shot

  • Tina, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Sylvia

    – Kasia-D

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

  • Thank you:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

    November 30,2010 Wonderful capture!

  • Ann, thank you very very much!! I’m very pleased that this fascinating landscape created by nature is featured in your group. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 4 years ago

    Wow, also on Nov 30, 2010, featured in On the Run. THANK YOU to the hosts.

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