Pilot Santiago Borja Captures The Sky At 37,000
July 11th, 2016 | by Web Desk
Pilot Santiago Borja Captures The Sky At 37,000 Feet During Thunderstorm And It Is Absolutely Stunning
Thunderstorms are considered to be one of the most devastating natural disasters to constantly haunt the skies as well as the land. Thousands of lives have been lost and millions of dollars have been spent in trying to prevent and recuperate from these. But who knew that the world inside a thunderstorm could be so stunningly beautiful? Santiago Borja, a pilot and photographer by profession, made the best of a bumpy ride and captured these amazing photographs of the sky during a thunderstorm.
Santiago Borja is a first officer of LATAM Ecuador Airlines and he was flying over the Pacific Ocean on a Boeing 767-300 when he came across a thunderstorm. Borja was circling the storm at 37,000 feet somewhere near Panama in South America when he took these photographs from his cockpit with his Nikon D750.
In an interview with The Washington Post he talked about the difficulty of trying to take the pictures in absolute darkness. Nonetheless, he managed to click some of the most beautiful pictures of a thunderstorm ever captured. The sky looks more like a desert of snow and the storm mirrors a spectacular vision of light descending to the ground. The Washington Post describes the image as an illustration of both the ferocity of a turbulent atmosphere and the beauty of Mother Nature.
Although, being a professional photographer, Borja probably does this on the regular but even he expressed great awe for the photographs that he captured that night. “I like this photo so much because you can feel the amazing size of the storm and its power. But at the same time its wonderful how peacefully you can fly around it in still air without touching it,” Santiago Borja told The Washington Post in an email.