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Unreal Photos Of Chicago Air Show Make Planes Look Like Little Toys

By photographer Craig Shimala.

1. Last weekend, The Chicago Air and Water Show made its spectacular return to the Windy City.

2. This is a REAL PHOTO.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

Look at the pilots! Pictured here are an F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang.

3. Craig Shimala captured his terrific photos from a pedestrian pier on Lake Michigan.

4. LOL #5 wants a belly rub.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

Pictured here are the U.S. Navy’s famously precise Blue Angels.

5. Craig’s terrific vantage point (and 250mm lens) made for some stunning images.

6. You can tell they’re the Blue Angels because of their precision.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

7. Also it clearly says “Blue Angels” on each plane.

8. Since 1959 the aerial performance has circled Chicago’s iconic skyline.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

The P-51 Mustang and the F-22 Raptor pass the John Hancock Center.

9. Unfortunately this year, less than ideal weather canceled the final day of the event.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

10. But not before Shimala snapped his striking photos. Again - REAL PLANES.

Craig Shimala / Via Flickr: cshimala

11. For more amazing photos of Chicago, you can join Craig’s 23,000 followers on Instagram.

Via Craig Shimala

12. Mr. Shimala is the Creative Director of Threadless.

Via Craig Shimala

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