Οι πιλότοι των αεροπλάνων είναι σίγουρο ότι κατά τη διάρκεια της καριέρας τους βλέπουν από το πιλοτήριό τους εικόνες που κόβουν την ανάσα. Ας πάρουμε μία γεύση μέσα από δέκα μοναδικές φωτογραφίες.

 

Οι φωτογραφίες προέρχονται από το βιβλίο “TheStormPilot” του Santiago Borja.

 

Recess activity: “Then on our long haul flights we’re usually three to four pilots and we switch places,” explains Borja. “So on a 12 hour flight we always get six hours off the controls. So that’s a perfect opportunity for me to try different angles, different lenses…”

The ultimate window seat: Don’t worry, Borja doesn’t take photographs when he’s manning the plane. He mostly snaps the shots while on his commute — his fellow pilots let him sit in the observer’s seat and capture what’s going on out the window.

Specialty shots: As his photography skills improved, Borja started concentrating specifically on tumultuous weather.

Amazing opportunity: Borja’s been taking photos from airplane windows for most of his pilot career. “Right after I began with photography, I realized that we have such great views from the aircraft, that it would be a really good opportunity to portray those landscapes — and then share these views with my friends with my family, and ultimately with everybody else,” Borja tells CNN Travel.

Stormy skies: Ecuador-based aviator Santiago Borja is nicknamed “the Storm Pilot” thanks to his atmospheric shots of tumultuous skies, all taken from the cockpit.

Peaceful moments: Still, for Borja, the best part is still the view from the cockpit, camera in hand or not. “It’s a very quiet, very peaceful moment — and it’s kind of great because you get to enjoy the image, even if I don’t have my camera on board, I just enjoy looking at the stars,” he says.

Worldwide recognition: Borja’s images have attracted interest from NASA, MIT and the University of Columbia — plus, this image, entitled “Pacific Storm” won an award from National Geographic.

Scientific interest: His images aren’t just beautiful to look at — they’re also of interest to the scientific community, as Borja quickly realized once he started posting the images to his Instagram. Now he’s got a book, “The Storm Pilot” with text accompaniment from German meteorologist Michaela Koschack.

Active areas: He also name checks sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean and the changeable weather around Panama and the Caribbean: “It’s a very active area,” he says. “You can always expect some weather around there.”

Global adventures: Borja works for a major airline and gets to fly all over the world. What are his favorite places to photograph? “The Amazon — the rainforests from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador,” he says.

 

 

Πηγή: CNN