One Life To Risk...

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 26 March 2018 in People & Portrait.

The Scarborough Bluffs are tall chalky limestone features that erode in a dangerous and unpredictable way. Far too many people have perished from accidental falls or, as in this example, from willfully putting oneself in harm's way for the sake of "thrill" with nary a thought for the risks taken by first responders who attempt to save trapped misadventure victims. This guy astounded me by running at high speed down a dangerously precarious slope as his friends cheered from high above. He was fortunate not to be badly injured, or worse. Not something I would want to witness, let alone photograph!

NIKON D7200 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 450 210 mm (35mm equiv.)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh là je sens la chute

26 Mar 2018 7:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess, once committed, it would be impossible to stop . . stupid.

26 Mar 2018 8:38am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I'm sorry but it would be a fool less, it would not be a great loss for humanity. This behavior he must have everywhere else.

26 Mar 2018 9:26am

@Gérard Flayol: I am nodding in agreement and can only imagine this person driving a vehicle.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

thoughtless youth. I guess we can all look back to things we have done in the past that would make us shudder now. I certainly can :)

26 Mar 2018 9:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, he's a challenger !!

26 Mar 2018 12:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

QUite a dare devil! AN impressive image

26 Mar 2018 12:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A thoughtless action on his part to do this! Hopefully this wasn't the last time he was seen alive. I don't know if I could cope knowing that I witnessed his death.

26 Mar 2018 1:40pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh....this is far too dangerous ! Stop this for heaven's sake !

26 Mar 2018 3:34pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
A M A Z I N G !

26 Mar 2018 4:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A crazy adrenaline junky I guess. That does look very steep.

26 Mar 2018 5:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow, that looks really scary. Sometimes I thing people are just crazy!

26 Mar 2018 10:07pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

At 70 years of age, aint no way you’ll find me even attempting this trick!
Besutiful perspective and image, sir! Sorry to be gine so much! Trying to get back.. hugs - DJ

28 Mar 2018 3:20am