Watch This Helicopter Struggles With Winds For Photos Of French Beaches Smashed By Waves

French photographer Philip Plisson shows the crazy conditions photographers sometimes have to battle to get a photograph of a storms.

This 5 minutes clip shows Philip going up in a helicopter to document the extreme weather conditions that hit French shores on February 13th.

The shoot was done by a team of three: Philip, an assistant and the pilot. And while the assistant and pilot are harbored inside the helicopter, Philip has both himself and his camera gear strapped to the open door for taking photos.

If you are curious about the photos you can watch the gallery (or order a print) here.

[Helicopter shooting video on the storm Petra Philip Plisson via mgoulart]

  • Stephane Bon

    Very impressive movie!
    And the pictures taken by Philip Plisson are beautiful too.

  • Ward Cameron

    Very kewl. I’d be interested to know what piece of gear fell from the helicopter at 3:33 in the video.