“If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.” (Anonymous) It’s a strange thing that the closer an experience is to death, the more alive it makes you feel. Skydiving is one of those things. I have not found a single thing more exhilarating than that amazing feeling after the airplane doors open and the cold air rushes toward your face and you look down to see the tiny world beneath you as you plummet towards the ground. The chute opens and fear melts away as you gently sail to a safe landing, but the natural high lasts for hours after you hit the ground. Something magical happens along that 15,000 feet journey that quickly puts life in perspective and returns you to the land with a new sense of clarity.
To pay an homage to those adventure-seekers who have taken the plunge- literally- we searched Instagram to bring you this collection of awesome Skydiving pictures. If you have not tried skydiving yet, I hope these pics will inspire you to take the risk. According to Discovery News, you are about 24 times more likely to die in a car accident than in a skydiving one, so what are you waiting for?
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful Instagrammers. If you like a picture, be sure to click on the link and let them know. If your picture was featured or you’ve gone skydiving before, feel free to share your story in the comments section below. To go along with this theme of adventure and heights, next week’s theme will be rock climbing. So if you’ll be climbing a cliff this weekend, snap a shot, upload it to Instagram, and tag it #rockclimbing @visualnews. The best ones will be featured next Friday. We would like to wish all of you a fantastic weekend. We are eternally grateful for each one of our readers out there!