747 Pilot Christiaan van Heijst Takes Unbelievable Storm and Sky Pictures


Have you ever been traveling by plane and looked beneath you and been scared out of your mind?  Me too.  While thankfully it doesn’t happen that often, sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of some nasty weather.  I remember personally flying through clouds that were bursting with lightning.  Amazingly the flight was completely smooth as the pilot beautifully navigated through the rough weather.   On the flip side, have you ever flown above the clouds and seen a site so beautiful you just wish your camera could capture it?  Only the issue is that you’re sitting in coach and the window view doesn’t exactly lend itself to great photography.

Queue in 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst who takes stunning photographs that he kindly shares with the rest of us.  When you think about it, the view that pilots get is clearly the best view on the plane.  And since most flights are on autopilot for the majority of the flight, that gives pilots ample time to take incredible photographs among other things.  When it comes to Heijst:

“From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms,” writes Heijst on his website. “Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit.”

Shooting with a Nikon D800, the flying Dutchman captures beautiful pictures of thunderstorms, sunsets, full moons, and even the northern lights.  Check out some of these amazing shots below:

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