I was nervous just watching

 This is a case of  1 photographer photographing  2nd photographer. The following photos were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the  Netherlands  at the  Grand Canyon , Arizona  . The description s 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 




 at the  Grand Canyon  . 

 The canyon’s depth is 900 meters(3000ft) here. The rock on the right is next to the canyon and is safe.

Watching this guy wearing flipflop sandals, with camera and tripod, I asked myself 3 questions: 

 1. How did he  get onto  that rock?

 2. Why not take that sunset picture from the rock to the right, which is perfectly safe?

 3. How will he get back?

 After the sun set behind the canyon’s horizon he packed his things (having only one free hand ) and prepared himself for
  the jump. This all took about 2 minutes. At that point he had the full attention of the crowd of tourists.
 He’s now at  the point of no return.  He jumped in his flipflops.
  Now you can see that the safe rock is higher so he had to land lower, which was quite steep, and tried to use his one free hand to grab the rock.
We’ve come to the end of this 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. Both his right hand and right foot are slipping.  At that very moment I take this shot. He then pushes his body against the rock, waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff up on the flat rock, climbs up and walks away, presumably to a bathroom to change his shorts. I know I had to change mine and I was just watching….
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15 Responses to I was nervous just watching

  1. A brave photographer! That looks very high and scary.

  2. SKL says:

    I probably shouldn’t admit this, but that’s the kind of traveler I used to be before I had kids. It just wasn’t interesting if I wasn’t at the absolute edge and then some. I received many scoldings from my friends, which I laughed off. I was indestructible.

    In that picture, I could see myself thinking, “oh well, if I slip too much, I’ll push enough to grab onto the left rock again. I’d better be careful not to lose my camera.”

    Now I am praying that I haven’t jinxed myself by writing this.

  3. Lucy says:

    I would love to see the pictures he took

  4. pammy wammy says:


  5. Sue says:

    OMG! Nope, I would have stayed on the safe rock! I am just not that daring nor crazy to do something like that.

  6. K. Trainor says:

    That makes my heart beat faster just looking at the photos. YOWSA!!

  7. Where do you guys find this stuff? That’s psychotic!

  8. nikki says:

    That’s just down right insane and so not worth the shot for me! WOW he’s got a major pair of you know what!

  9. mssc54 says:

    The pic with him midway across with his legs spread…

    What is that hanging down there?


  10. Tony says:

    One word for him: PSYCHO!!!

  11. No guts, no glory? I got dizzy just looking at it. This guy is insane.

  12. javajunkee says:

    come on this has to be photoshopped! I don’t think it’s real. I have to think it’s not real or I’m going to hurl!

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