Grand Canyon Photography At Its Best

This is a case of a photographer photographing another photographer.
The following pictures were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the Netherlands at the Grand Canyon, Arizona.
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 canyon's depth is 900 meters (3,000') here. The rock on the right is affixed to the edge of the canyon and perfectly safe.

Watching this guy in his rubber thong sandals, burdened with a camera and a tripod, I asked myself three questions:

1. How did he climb that rock?
2. Why not take
that sunset picture from that rock on the right?
3. How will he get back?

After the sun set behind the canyon's horizon he packed his things and prepared himself for the jump. This took about two minutes.
At that point he definitely had the full attention of the crowd.


This is the point of no return.
After that, he jumped in his thong sandals and only having one hand free. The canyon's depth is 900 meters (3,000 feet) here.


You can see that the adjacent rock is quite a bit higher than where he is and quite steep. He hopes to use his one free hand to grab onto the rock. Look carefully at the photographer. He is carrying a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag all on his shoulder or in his left hand. He lands low on his flip flops both his right hand and right foot slip away...


And at that moment I take this shot:


He pushes his body tight against the rock waits for a few seconds,
throws his stuff on top of the rock, then climbs up and walks away.

(Presumably to a bathroom to change his shorts!)



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