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Thunderstorm at night

Thunderstorm at night

Somewhere over Eastern-Europe with thunderstorms all over the place.

Fortunally in these parts of the world we can easily fly over the clouds at a comfortable 41.000ft / 12,5km altitude and enjoy the immense and breathtaking beauty nature offers us.

Every couple of seconds there is a huge burst of energy released in the form of a lightningbolt somewhere beneath and around us. Fortunally, chances of getting hit by lightning on top of the cloud is small, so the passengers can enjoy their inflight movie, coffee or other drinks while we dim the instrumentlights a little bit more and enjoy nature without saying a word.

This is the best job in the world.

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Neus de Saavedra17-Aug-2008 13:59
Lucky you! What a show... V
Emmer 27-Jun-2008 00:49
WOW! Totally atta..................!
Emmer 27-Jun-2008 00:49
WOW! Totally atta..................!
Thomas Spurr05-Jun-2008 01:13
Great Pic.............
Jean-Gregoire Marin30-May-2008 20:57
Fantastic ! Thanks to share it (V)
Tatai Imre26-May-2008 13:08
Tom Beech23-May-2008 21:58
Oh yeah, one great job you have there 8-) Good photo as well...
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