Jumping Over the Grand Canyon

A set of 3 photos on Flickr by Hans van de Vorst:

Photo 1: Showtime!
"I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary(!!) rock IN the Grand Canyon. The canyon's depth is 900 meters here."

Photo 2: Cliffhanger
"After the sun set behind the canyon's horizon he packed his things (having only one hand available) and prepared himself for the jump. This took about 2 minutes, at that point he had the full attention of the crowd."

Photo 3: Slip Slidin' Away
"We've come to the end of this little story. Look carefully at the photographer. He has a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag, all on his shoulder or in his left hand. Only his right hand is available to grab the rock and the weight of his stuff is a problem."

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  1. This series really was scary. It highlighted (for me anyway) just how foolish some people can be. There is a limit to what lengths I will go to to "get the shot". :)

  2. And a PS

    Don't miss this one in another Flickr-ers stream with the extreme "Before picture" of him finishing off a beer or six before making that idiotic maneuver.

  3. before u get too excited, read this. http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/canyonleap.asp