The song is called America the Beautiful for a reason and it's easy to see why from a mile up. Frequent-flying photographer Julieanne Kost captured these incredible images.
Check out the rest of the gallery at Julieanne Kost Photography, or in book form, Window Seat, The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking.
San Jose to Denver, 2003 -- film scan of Nikon N90.
Denver to San Jose, 2003 -- Nikon D100.
San Jose to Los Angeles, 2004 -- Nikon D100.
Picture: Julieanne Kost Photography