Photographer and airline pilot, Santiago Borja, aka The Storm Pilot, took advantage of his flights to capture magnificent thunderstorms from the cockpit of his Boeing 767-300. Borja has an eye for the dramatic. He captured an electrifying shot of a lightning bolt illuminating the night sky above the Amazon.
The photo, captured while circling around the storm on his way to South America, was shot with a Nikon D750, and it was more difficult to capture than you might think.
“Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod, and there is a lot of reflection from inside light,” Borja said. Still, somehow, the seasoned pilot who calls flying and photography his “two greatest passions” managed to get the shot.
The Ecuador-based pilot also captured a host of other photos of storm clouds he likened to a nuclear explosion as the Boeing 737-300ER made its way to Europe. The Ecuador-based pilot also captured a host of other photos of storm clouds he likened to a nuclear explosion as his plane made its way to Europe.
All images by Santiago Borja