A talented photographer has captured the exciting moment a lightning flash lights up a colossal Cumulonimbus cloud.
This stunning image was captured from the cockpit by pilot and photographer Santiago Borja while en route to South America recently. The picture displays the breath-taking power of a ferocious incoming storm at night, and was taken while cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet.
“I’ve been into photography for almost 4 years now and I began with storms a couple of years back. I’ve been flying commercial jets for over 5 years and the trick about storms is that most of the time they are embedded into clouds, so you cannot actually see a single cumulus like this one by itself. It’s usually a lot more cluttered and bumpy, so it’s very rare to get this lucky,” Borja told Lonely Planet News.
“My favourite experiences are when I’m flying and I get to see very rare atmospheric events such as these storms, Atlantic sunrises and some very unusual cloud formations!,” He added
You can see more of Santiago’s pictures here.