Rock climber clings on for life with beautiful Brazil behind him

 

Pic by Vinicius Wilson/Caters News 

A part-time rock climber has captured himself dangling in silhouette above one of South America’s most stunning landscapes.

PhD tutor, Vinicius Dias Wilson, 42, from Brazil has taken his camera’s timer function to a whole new level with these extreme selfies.

Pic by Vinicius Wilson/Caters News 

Vinicius travelled the world last year in search of crags to climb and as a budding photographer too, this spot in Itatim, Brazil, took his breath away.

Vinicius said: “In 2016 I took a sabbatical year to rest and climbing is one of my passions- as is photograph.

“I decided to travel around the world to climb crags and this place was one of my top choices.

Pic by Vinicius Wilson/Caters News 

“I took these pictures in Itatim, Bahia which is on the margins of the BR 116 road, 94 km from Feira de Santana and 200 km from Salvador.

“I used my backpack like tripod and the camera timer to capture the images during the action.

Pic by Vinicius Wilson/Caters News 

“My favourite image is the one of the exact moment when I was putting some chalk in my hand.

“I was very happy and surprised with the shots because the camera captured the exact moment I was chalking and then me moving the carabiner over my body.

“I had so many places to know and to climb, this year I went to more than ten countries and I had the chance to climb at more than 20 different crags.

Pic by Vinicius Wilson/Caters News 

“I hope to learn about more cultures and make new friends on my next trips.”