The photos of this daredevil hanging from a cliff with 10,000ft drop went viral, but there is one but… It isn’t what you think it is.
Brazilian riot cop Luiz Fernando Candela, 27, was photographed by his girlfriend performing this incredible stunt, hanging on a cliff edge with nothing but his abs holding him up. There are also various photos of him doing different stunts with his girlfriend without using any safety gear.
After the photos went viral, the spot has become popular with tourists who came to the rock with friends to take similar pictures. But when they arrived there, it looked like this:
There is actually a plateau just below where people can stand. And if you use the right angle to take a photo it will look more dangerous than it really is.
But then Luiz went and did this:
This time the photo’s for real. He was hanging there at 300ft (91.5 m) above the sea demonstrating his amazing core strength. He stayed in this position unaided before being helped back up for a friend. Even though it was very scary for him, he didn’t used safety gear.
After all, he does have balls of steel. Kudos to you my friend!