In addition to traveling the world, airline pilots also get to see some crazy weather conditions from up above. Ecuador Airlines pilot and photographer Santiago Borja sometimes passes directly through thunderstorms, and this time, he managed to capture this image from 37,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean south of Panama. Continue reading for one more image and additional information.
“Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod and there is a lot of reflection from inside lights. 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,” said Borja.