I asked George about how the opportunity for this photograph came about and he was kind enough to share this with me:
It was a situation I've photographed before, as I've done a lot of flying over deserts in the Middle East and Africa. What made this particular location special was the multi-colored ground. I couldn't think of a better way to shoot it (trying to be original) and went back to vertical view, which is a bit tricky to do as I'm piloting a motorized paraglider while photographing, and I have to do a spiral turn with one hand while shooting with the other, so I can get my butt out off to the side and look straight down. I shot a lot of film that day, and came away with a winner.You did indeed, George! Thanks for the use of the image.