Monday, February 16, 2009

The Diver



On March 26, 2007 I published the lower left photo from guest photographer and friend, Roger Evert. The young men of Mazatlan are still diving from this platform, a risky business. Last week while strolling the Malecon I saw another young man poised on the platform, and I took the top photo right after he dove into the ocean. He safely emerged and then climbed to the top to do it all over again. A dangerous display to earn pesos from impressed tourists.

18 comments:

अविनाश said...

Captura excelente, las miradas de cielo azules tan hermosas tan hacen el mar azul. Debe requerirse que mucho coraje salte de tal altura.

Tienen un tiempo agradable.
Respetos.

http://avinash-theparaiah.blogspot.com/

Olivier said...

superbe cette série, j'adore.

Jim said...

He deserves all the pesos he gets. That looks scary has heck.

Peter said...

I don't know if I would like or hate to look at this for real!

Halcyon said...

Wow! What a photo!

Do they ever have any injuries doing this? I guess the water is deep enough - but it isn't something I would try!

Virginia said...

I'm with Peter, I would want to look but NOT want to look. You captured him perfectly however. So Kate, is it safe to assume that winter hasn't gotten you down??HA Enjoy the sun and sea1
V

nanak said...

oh! that looks scary!

Ed Romero said...

Good shot, made the hair stand up with a gasp. e

Rambling Round said...

Superb picture, scary moment!

Carraol said...

Great catch of this diver, like the Acapulco"s La Quebrada. Have a wonderful Wedding Anniversary. Greetings from another paradise of Mexico, Cancun.

zentmrs said...

We didn't see the dives when we were in Mazatlan last year... and I may be glad we didn't. That looks incredibly scary! Nice shots!

angela said...

It looks so dangerous, doesn't it? Are there many injuries from this, Kate? It simply doesn't seem worth it for so lttle.

Sharon said...

Great photos!! That must feel like flying!

marley said...

That looks dangerous! It looks like he is going to land on the rocks!

Great action shot :)

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, how scary but how fabulous. A great capture, Kate. And yes we had that drink to you both!

Jazzy said...

dangerous way of earning pocket money, never the less your photo is great.
since we're deprived of sunshine in europe i look forward to your daily photo from a lovely Mazatlan.

B Squared said...

Crazy!!!

Sherry Stewart said...

oh,, how far down? Looks scary!!