Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the stunning phenomena of storms as your job requires flying over regions that experience them.


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Meet Santiago Borja Lopez - a Quito, Ecuador-based pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. Whenever the pilot is off-duty, he pulls out his camera to capture the magnificent sights he witnesses in air. From incredible storms to even lightning bolts - the photos he captures are truly magnificent. Keep on scrolling to take a look and follow Santiago's journey on Instagram. You can read more about one of Santiago's shots in our previous article.

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#1 ‘A Colossal Cumulonimbus Flashes Over The Pacific Ocean As We Circle Around It At 37000 Feet En Route To South America’

‘A Colossal Cumulonimbus Flashes Over The Pacific Ocean As We Circle Around It At 37000 Feet En Route To South America’

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ㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ 2 weeks ago

This one is my favorite.

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#2 ‘I’ve Never Seen Lightning Like This One’

‘I’ve Never Seen Lightning Like This One’

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Karolee Pierson 1 week ago

Nature is just Awesome

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#3 Night Flashes, Atlantic Ocean

Night Flashes, Atlantic Ocean

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Susan Paul 1 week ago

Gorgeous

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#4 An Ominous Storm Over Panama City

An Ominous Storm Over Panama City

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M O'Connell 2 weeks ago

Wow, the slight blur of the exposure makes the city look like lava.

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#5 Night Sky

Night Sky

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Susan Milam 1 week ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#6 Magic

Magic

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Debra Starr Moon 1 week ago

Makes me think of Heaven.

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#7 Tormenta, Coast Of Venezuela, South America

Tormenta, Coast Of Venezuela, South America

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Charlotte Ayers 1 week ago

Tormenta is an apt name: it looks as if we are peering into the underworld.

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#8 Flying Over The Colombian Amazonia About To Enter Ecuadorian Airspace To Descend Over The Andes Into Guayaquil

Flying Over The Colombian Amazonia About To Enter Ecuadorian Airspace To Descend Over The Andes Into Guayaquil

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Jeremy Hormachea 1 week ago

Magnificent picture! Viva Ecuador!

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#9 A Magnificent Storm Developing Over The Atlantic Ocean, A Few Miles South Of Jamaica

A Magnificent Storm Developing Over The Atlantic Ocean, A Few Miles South Of Jamaica

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Ginny DeMario 1 week ago

Looks surreal and magnificent!

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#10 Mooning Around, Super Moon, At 2,900m In Quito, Ecuador

Mooning Around, Super Moon, At 2,900m In Quito, Ecuador

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Curious Cat 1 week ago

That's no moon.. that's a SPACE STATION!!!

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