Info

Kayakers in the New River Gorge on Bridge day, West Virginia, USA. BASE jumpers are parachuting from the bridge above them. BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from which one can jump; (B)uilding, (A)ntenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast), (S)pan (a bridge, arch or dome), and (E)arth (a cliff or other natural formation). BASE jumping is much more dangerous than skydiving from aircraft and is currently regarded as a fringe extreme sport. -from Wikipedia.

Filename
USA_SPRT_08_xs.jpg
Copyright
©Peter Menzel, www.menzelphoto.com
Image Size
681x1024 / 466.5KB
Contained in galleries
Kayakers in the New River Gorge on Bridge day, West Virginia, USA. BASE jumpers are parachuting from the bridge above them. BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from which one can jump; (B)uilding, (A)ntenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast), (S)pan (a bridge, arch or dome), and (E)arth (a cliff or other natural formation). BASE jumping is much more dangerous than skydiving from aircraft and is currently regarded as a fringe extreme sport. -from Wikipedia.