Santiago Borja


For the past 6 years, I've been photographing aerial storms, from the vantage point of the cockpit of a Boeing 767. While covering Trans-Atlantic routes for a major airline, I've flown through major storms and weather systems, capturing their beauty with my camera.

Storm Portraits is a collection of the best photographs of these weather systems. Using only natural light and focusing primarily on lightning. This collection shows the beauty of these phenomena, which are too fast for the eye to be able to appreciate them, but which can be frozen forever on a photograph.

3rd Place National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016, Landscape
Honorable Mention, IPA One Shot: Climate Change: Air 2016
Honorable Mention, IPA One Shot: Climate Change: Earth 2016
Honorable Mention, IPA 2017 Professional, Nature: Aerial

Museo Camilo Egas, Quito - Ecuador, September 2017