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This is the photo of a lightning storm captured by Ecuador Airlines pilot and photographer Santiago Borja 37,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean south of Panama. Beautiful, right? I like the clouds and stars. I don't like thinking my pilot is in the cockpit taking pictures of lightning storms.
"Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod and there is a lot of reflection from inside lights," the pilot told The Washington Post. "I like this photo so much because you can feel the amazing size of the storm and its power, but at the same time it's wonderful how peacefully you can fly around it in still air without touching it."
Really makes you sit back and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, doesn't it? I showed the picture to my roommate and he asked if I knew where he could score some weed so he could better appreciate it. He's like that with everything. You know I actually did some flying recently, and let me tell you-- "Boy are your arms tired." What? No. My penis -- my penis is tired. I'm a helicopter.
Thanks to Andrea, who's convinced most pilots are in the cockpit taking selfies of themselves pretending to be asleep and posting them to Instagram with captions like 'LOL' and 'Passengers, this is your pilot sleeping'.