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This is a case of photographer photographs photographer. The following photographs were taken by photographer at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The descriptions are his own. The identity of the photographer
IN the photos is unknown.



I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock IN the Grand Canyon.

The rock on the right is next to the canyon and safe.

Watching this guy on his thong sandals, with a camera and a tripod I asked myself 3 questions:

1. How did he climb that rock?
2. Why not taking that sunset picture on that rock to the right, which is perfectly safe?
3. How will he get back?



This is the point of no return.



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.

After that, he jumped on his thong sandals...
The canyon's depth is 900 meters here.

Now you can see that the adjacent rock is higher so he tried to land lower, which is quite steep

and tried to use his one hand to grab the rock.



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.

He lands low on this flip flops both his right hand and right foot slips away...
At that moment I take this shot.

He pushes his body against the rock.

He waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff on the rock, climbs and walks away.
 

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I wonder if he wouldn't be interested in the photo's you took of him. :) 20 years from now he'd probably like toremember when he did that. :freak:
 

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I didn't take them. There is a narrow ledge out of site below the gap that he might land on if he missed, but it's still like 20 feet down. And if he misses the ledge, it's 900 or so feet.
 

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We visited the Grand Canyon the last year of being in Phoenix. I gotta tell you I seen lots of that. There are crazies there that will do some scary things to get a photo, or see a view. That one does look odd, but it would not surprise me as we seen some guys doing crazy things.

Russ
 

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PWSchuh said:
The snopes article doesn't reveal anything I didn't already post and it doesn't change the danger involved.
Yeah, looking at the picture that shows the ledge below I still would be too chicken to jump across especially holding crap in one arm.
 

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Atencio said:
Yeah, looking at the picture that shows the ledge below I still would be too chicken to jump across especially holding crap in one arm.
If I had to make that jump I would certainly be carrying some crap, but it would be in a place somewhere other than in my arms.:eek:
 
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