China Airlines Cargo freighters visit Anchorage every day and four or five can be seen on the ground at the one time if you are lucky. This one was departing from Runway 32 on a clear sky afternoon so the lovely mountain background shows up well.
A Northwest 747-200 classic departs Anchorage with a typical very long run, great to see this one in what will be the last year the Airline would be operating these old freighters before they were retired.
Southern Air have been flying some additional Classic 747-200's since they took over Cargo 360. They take up a lot of runway when departing, this being particularly long. It was still in partial Cargo 360 colours (ex N298JD).