Borja | Santiago

Santiago Borja, born in Quito, Ecuador, works as a pilot for an international airline. Since 2012, he has been first officer on a Boeing 767-300ER. The photographs he takes from the cockpit have won him a range of international prizes and are to be found in galleries worldwide. He lives in Quito.

Books

Electric dreams

We can’t stop gawking at these incredible mile-high stormscapes from #The Stormpilot. (…) It’s a coffee-table book of Biblical-looking thunder, lightning and other natural phenomena, captured from the cockpit by Ecuador-based pilot Santiago Borja.

– The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, UK

Perfect Storms. Santiago Borja – aka the Stormpilot – captures nature’s awe-inspiring power from his long-haul cockpit

(…) While passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not only on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of his camera. (…) A new collection of Borja’s aerial photographs, Pictures by #THESTORMPILOT, proves he is at his happiest snapping at 40,000ft as the weather gets wild.

– The Daily Telegraph Magazine, UK

Incredible photos capture storms from the cockpit of a plane

Ecuadorian pilot Santiago Borja has been capturing aerial photos of storms and natural landscapes from the cockpit for years. (…) A selection of the most striking photographs [are] featured in his new book Pictures by #THESTORMPILOT. (…) Borja has captured some of the world’s most dramatic natural phenomena, from swiring clouds and close-ups of lightening bolts to “surreal ghostly glows” and “the flickering of civilization in the rain” below. (…)

– Telegraph.co.uk, UK

(…) breathtaking photographs (…)

– Outdoor Photography, UK

breathtaking

– metro.co.uk, UK

 (…) artfully captures the meteorological drama, from the ghostly glow of lightning in clouds to the fiery crack of the bolts themselves

These spectacular images of thunder, lightning and storms – snapped from the cockpit of an aeroplane – mirror the visceral thrill of being on a boat, alone with the elements. Santiago Borja, the “stormpilot”, artfully captures the meteorological drama, from the ghostly glow of lightning in clouds to the fiery crack of the bolts themselves.

– BOAT International, UK

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