Photographer's Note

La Quebrada is perhaps Acapulco's most iconic attraction, a place that has come to symbolize the city itself. Every day at 1:00 p.m., Clavadistas (young men) dive from La Quebrada's perilous and jagged cliffs, timing their jump to coincide with the incoming waves that cushion their impact and protect them from landing in the shallows. Come evening, more diving takes place.

For generations, brave young men from Acapulco have hurled themselves off the majestic cliffs jutting out over the Pacific Ocean. These fearless fellows dive into a narrow inlet where huge waves enter and crash over the rocks. The timing of their dives is crucial and must be perfectly executed due to the dangerous water conditions below.

After this shot, my battery was down and I didn't had the divers in action.

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Additional Photos by Fred LION (Rockyboy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2427 W: 596 N: 3362] (20598)
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