Earlier this month, storm Petra battered parts of the French and British coast only days after another storm had smashed its way through the area. And while powerful winds and massive waves were tearing into the French coast, photographer Philip Plisson was in a helicopter capturing the action from a bird’s eye view.
The video above takes you on that trip with him, his pilot Thierry Leygnac, and his assistant of 16 years Christophe le Potier. And man, what a trip it was. Beautiful (and scary) shots just keep presenting themselves as Plisson clicks the shutter and tries to capture them.
Plisson describes the shoot as a very emotional one, saying (via Google Translate) that he’s “never experienced so many emotions flying in a storm on our shores!”