Interesting Photo of the Day: Wingsuit Rodeo

Sky diving is an adventurous sport in itself – not many can dare to try it. But as if it weren’t thrilling enough, there’s a another type of sky diving loved by adrenaline junkies called “wingsuit rodeo”. If you haven’t heard of it, this involves a non-wingsuiter riding on the back of a wingsuiter after jumping off an airplane from about 13,500ft. Sounds crazy right? A Reddit user by the name of skwrl71 took this amazing photo which gives a perfect view of the diver’s experience:

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“Wingsuit Rodeo” by skwrl71 (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The photographer took the image on a helmet-mounted Sony A7RIII activated by a “bite switch”. He took the photo at an altitude of about 8,000 feet from the ground after they’d jumped from an aircraft at 13,500ft. In case you’re wondering, the photographer was also wearing a wingsuit and it’s impressive how he was able to get this perfect composition while still having to maneuver his flight.

“I was probably flying about 2 yards from them as I took this.”

The clouds in the background and the ground down below give an awesome perspective of how high they were flying. And what’s interesting is how calm the lady appears mid-air. As the photographer explains, this was her 100th skydive but first rodeo.

Would you try this adventure sport if you got a chance?

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