The world beyond the clouds still lays unexplored. Forget us earthlings who can’t fly that far; even those who regularly take flights above are left happily stunned by the beauty the heavens have to offer.


He 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.”

Santiago Borja is an Ecuador Airlines pilot and while flying his aircraft over the Pacific Ocean near Panama, he chanced upon the most spectacular view of a thunderstorm brewing. And losing no time, he took these amazing captures.


Photo:Santiago Borja. Borja told The Washinton Post, “Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod and there is a lot of reflection from inside lights.”


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