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Paragliding Photographer Captures Rare Shots from Above

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MacDonald says the wind direction was perfect for paragliding this sand dune in Mozambique.

Photographers who work outdoors will tell you they are willing to wait hours to capture their subject in perfect light conditions.
Adventure photographer Jody MacDonald not only needs ideal light, she also needs nearly perfect winds, considering she takes some of her photographs strapped into a paraglider.
“Weather is a massive factor with paragliding,” MacDonald explains. “Everywhere you paraglide in the world is drastically different.”

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Paragliding over Ölüdeniz, Turkey

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Paragliding over Ölüdeniz, Turkey

Such a great experience and what a view!

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Wheelchair-bound flier insists he is not disabled

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A British paraplegic pilot who flew from York, England to Sydney, Australia in a flimsy one-man aircraft in 2011 paid President George Abela a courtesy visit earlier today.

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Paragliding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: My first (frightful) flight

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I did it! I was flying!

Paragliding is the simplest and purest form of aviation that fulfils the oldest dream of mankind that is ‘flying’.

Hunting for some adventurous sports, we (a group of office colleagues) decided to go paragliding. As paragliding looks risky to first-timers, we thought it best not to take the risk without first contacting professionals who could train us first and then lead us. After much research, we ended up at The Ultimate Adventure Club (TUAC).

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A hangglider enjoying a flight at Makapuu

6/1 – An introduction into Rio

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From yesterday I already knew that Rio de Janeiro was a gorgeous city, but today I got an even better idea of Rio’s beauty. My classmates and I went on a tour, and the first stop was the beach. I jumped out of the van and ran onto the sand, overwhelmed by the beauty of the water, the mountains, the buildings, everything. There were people hang gliding, and of course I added that to my list of things to do while I’m here.

Then we went into the Floresta Tijuca, the world’s largest urban forest. I didn’t even know there was a forest in Rio, so this was a cool surprise to me. It was really beautiful, and we stopped by a waterfall. Then we hit the road again to ascend up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. It was a long drive, but the view was breathtaking. We were…

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