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a canyoner descending a rock wall behind a waterfall in Kerenkali canyon, Indonesia
February 17, 2015

Inside the Drop

“As a professional canyoning photographer ... I had seen and taken plenty of shots from the top or bottom of a waterfall but never from the inside of one,” writes Gus Schiavon, who submitted this photo to a recent Your Shot assignment. Here, a canyoneer begins descending the Campuhan waterfall in Bali, Indonesia’s Kerenkali canyon.

“Getting in position for the shot involved using a secondary belay and my own rope, rappelling until I was slightly behind the waterfall’s flow, carefully securing myself, finding good foot balance, and, most importantly, using a special waterproof cover for my camera while keeping the front element clear from water spray, which would have ruined the shot.”

Schiavon’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Behind the Adventure.

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Photograph by Gus Schiavon, National Geographic Your Shot
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