If you’re less-than-impressed with lightning captured at 240fps by an iPhone 6 Plus, then let this photo act as our apology. Captured from 37,000 feet above the Pacific ocean, it is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular aerial storm images we have ever seen.
The photo was captured by photographer and airline pilot Santiago Borja, who shared the story behind it with The Washington Post yesterday. 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,” he told the Post. Still, somehow, the seasoned pilot who calls flying and photography his “two greatest passions” managed to get the shot.
To see more of Borja’s photos—some captured from the ground, others from 37,000 feet—be sure to pay his website a visit or give him a follow on Instagram.
Image credits: Photo by Santiago Borja and used with permission.
Only love Can make it rain The way the beach is kissed by the sea Only love Can make it rain Like the sweat of lovers’ Laying in the fields
Only love Can bring the rain That makes you yearn to the sky Only love Can bring the rain That falls like tears from on high
On the dry and dusty road The nights we spend apart alone I need to get back home to cool, cool rain I can’t sleep and I lay and I think The night is hot and black as ink Oh God, I need a drink of cool, cool rain