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.

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.

More info: santiagoborja.com | Instagram

#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 years 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 2 years ago

Nature is just Awesome

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#3 Night Flashes, Atlantic Ocean

Night Flashes, Atlantic Ocean

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Susan Paul 2 years 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 years 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 2 years ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#6 Magic

Magic

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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#11 ‘Looking Like A Nuclear Explosion, This Great Cumulonimbus Is Discharging Its Power Over Colombian Rainforest’

‘Looking Like A Nuclear Explosion, This Great Cumulonimbus Is Discharging Its Power Over Colombian Rainforest’

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Valentina 2 years ago

Stonehenge in the sky...

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#12 Fugaz, Atlantic Ocean, North Of Panama City

Fugaz, Atlantic Ocean, North Of Panama City

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Lou Catlin 2 years ago

Love the shooting star!

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#13 Atomic Storm

Atomic Storm

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Maureen Zappellini 2 years ago

Stunning! The blue!

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#14 Soaring, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Soaring, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Charlotte Ayers 2 years ago

Cloud City above Bespin. (Ref.: Lando Calrissian)

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#15 The Amazonia Between Ecuador And Colombia

The Amazonia Between Ecuador And Colombia

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#16 A Storm Over Colombian Amazonia

A Storm Over Colombian Amazonia

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melissa brown 2 years ago

looks like the opening to heaven

#17 Sunset, Quito, Ecuador

Sunset, Quito, Ecuador

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#18 Cloud City, Quito, Ecuador

Cloud City, Quito, Ecuador

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Victoria Jolley 2 years ago

looks like the earth had a major volcanic eruption across the earth and dust covered the earth.....creepy but beautiful

#19 Blinding Storm

Blinding Storm

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years ago

Marshmallows!

#20 The Orbit In An Atmosphere Unknown, Ecuador

The Orbit In An Atmosphere Unknown, Ecuador

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#21 Vertical Development, Ecuador

Vertical Development, Ecuador

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Jon Lisle-Summers 2 years ago

How tall is that column?

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#22 One Of Those Clear Days Over Miami

One Of Those Clear Days Over Miami

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#23 Fierce, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Fierce, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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#24 Storm Hour, Amazonia, South America

Storm Hour, Amazonia, South America

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years ago

Looks like a nebula in space.

#25 Cruising Out, Quito, Ecuador

Cruising Out, Quito, Ecuador

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Karen Hubert 2 years ago

Amazing photos of the awesome Mother Nature!!

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