We have all seen our fair share of storm and lightning photographs till now, but this is one of the most striking thunderstorm photos we’ve seen ever. This shot taken by Ecuador Airlines pilot Santiago Borja from a Boeing 767-300 cockpit at the precise moment of a lightning flash, captures a powerful thunderstorm forming above the Pacific Ocean just south of Panama.
The photographer and pilot, Santiago Borja was circling around it at 37,000 feet altitude en route to South America when he captured this spectacular view. This stunning photo taken with his Nikon D750 camera, illustrates both the ferocity of a turbulent atmosphere and the beauty of Mother Nature.
Borja told ‘The Washinton Post’ that it was difficult to get the shot in near-darkness and during a bumpy ride. “Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod and there is a lot of reflection from inside lights.”
He also said, “I like this photo so much because you can feel the amazing size of the storm and its power, but at the same time it’s wonderful how peacefully you can fly around it in still air without touching it.”
“I primarily enjoy nature, landscape and cityscape photography,” Borja said. “Since I carry my camera everywhere, I started trying to capture storms and in-flight experiences some time ago combining my two greatest passions: flying and photography.”
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