This stunning image was captured by Pilot Santiago Borja, a lightning flashes exposing a massive storm high above the Pacific Ocean.
Borja caught an isolated cloud in the middle of a threatening thunderstorm while flying at an altitude of about 37,000 feet from New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
“It is not very common to have the luck of flying by an isolated storm this big,” Borja said to NBC News.
“Usually they are all embedded into clouds making it impossible to be seen, you have to use the radar.”
Borja posted his photo as first on his National Geographic’s Your Shot feature, and he didn’t think that it could be very special that it went viral.
“I didn’t think that the public would care so much about it,” Borja said.
“It’s been great to see so many people interested on this phenomenon.” Borja said.
Borja’s passion for photography grew as he began flying frequently and he takes advantage of such gorgeous landscapes around the world.
“At first it was only a hobby, I started with a film camera from my father with two lenses,” Borja said.
“I realized I liked photography so much, I bought my first digital DSLR and began making better photos.”