You know what’s scarier than being caught in the middle of a thunderstorm? Well, being a pilot and seeing everything up close!
Fortunately, we no longer have to wonder how that looks like.
First officer Christiaan Van Heijst has shared a collection of photos he took from the cockpit and it shows us the sky during the best and worst of times.
Pilot and photographer Christiaan Van Heijst takes photos from the cockpit – and the results have been pretty astounding.
The 33-year-old pilot wrote:
“When viewing a big storm of Northern Lights or an active thunderstorm I feel very small and insignificant, compared to the raw energy, beauty and size that plays out in front of me.”
Van Heijst takes photos of everything from the Northern Lights to active understorms.
Van Heijst runs a photography business with Daan Krans, his friend, called the Amazing-Aviation. According to him, he started flying when he was 14 years old and he has always loved capturing photos from above.
“I feel very small and insignificant, compared to the raw energy, beauty and size that plays out in front of me.”
“Ever since I started my first job as a pilot, I felt the need to capture the atmosphere of the unique views that I had from the cockpit.
“I feel very privileged that I can somehow translate these views with my camera into something that can be shared, viewed and appreciated by anyone.”
“Ever since I started as a pilot, I felt the need to capture the atmosphere of the unique views that I had from the cockpit,” he said.
And the photographs speak for themselves. They can really be stunningly beautiful – and sometimes plainly terrifying.
The pilot simply described his work this way:
“I do my best and allow my viewers the sometimes jaw-dropping views that I share with them.”
He hopes that through his camera, he can capture and share the “jaw-dropping views” with his viewers.
Go share these awe-inspiring images with your friends on social media!
This Father Does Everything He Can to Protect His Daughter During a Zombie Apocalypse
Need a zombie movie that’s different from the rest? Check out this short film!
You've all probably seen the wildly popular Korean movie, Train to Busan, that chronicles the struggles of a father protecting his daughter from danger during a zombie apocalypse in moving train. If that's the kind of theme that floats your boat, then you'll definitely love this short film by Australian duo Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke called Cargo. It was created on a budget of $3,800, and took a total of two days to make.
With no dialog and maximum cinematic impact, Cargo tells the story of a man and his baby daughter as they're caught in a world filled with bloodthirsty zombies. Unlike in Train to Busan where the main character's kid is already old enough to follow instructions and keep herself away from harm, the child in this short film is just a baby who could cry at any minute and alert the zombies.
The film is heartbreaking, thrilling, and sometimes hard to watch. There's just the right balance of of anticipation and fear, though it's nowhere near the typical zombie chase movie. It is, however, a movie about racing against time. You'll see why immediately....
Russian Teen Tries To Take Selfie On Roof, Ends Up Falling To Death
A 19-year-old Russian man became a social media fatality after he fell to his death as he tried to take a selfie on the rooftop of a building.
These days, many people put a premium on the image they project on their social media pages.
A number of folks are content to share the good things happening in their lives. However, there are those who want to look like the coolest or most daring person ever. A Russian teen probably had this in mind when he went up on the rooftop of a a building that's nine floors high.
It's a tragic sight.
Woman Ordered Ribs But Claimed Chinese Restaurant Gave Her Cooked Dog Paws Instead!
Or was it really spare ribs?
It's one thing to be given a different food than the one you ordered at a restaurant; it's another to be served a box filled with dog paws in place of the food you expect. This woman experienced just that, or so she claimed.
Ashley Jefferson narrated in her Facebook post about ordering spare ribs from a Chinese restaurant called China Palace in Havre de Grace in Maryland. When she received her order, she discovered what she claimed to be a box of dog paws.