Beautiful but Terrifying: Kayaking Over a Waterfall

More

Trekking through the Tlapocayan jungle in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, seven men from Forge Motion Pictures brave bugs and inclement weather to capture water in its most natural, most treacherous state: the waterfall.

Directed by Anson Fogel and Skip Armstrong, the video below reveals how Cascada’s filmmakers went to extreme lengths for the perfect nature shot, with cameramen suspended off of a highline strung between two cliffs to catch the one-man kayak rushing downstream. Each shot of the kayak crashing down, paddle astray, is astounding. The sensation is offset only by endless shots of rain hitting the jungle canopy, which soothes the viewing experience.

For more by Forge Motion Pictures, visit their site.

Via Vimeo Staff Picks.

Jump to comments

Alessandra Ram is a former writer and producer for The Atlantic Video Channel. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In