Extreme kayaking is not good for everyone but, extraordinarily, it is becoming more and more popular as adrenalin junkies further their quest for a high-octane thrill. And as these amazing photographs – taken by professional photographer Lucas Gilman – show, there’s now a whole extreme kayaking world out there.
Professional kayaker Pat Keller is a tiny dot on the La Paz waterfall in Costa Rica as he goes over the top and plunges 120ft.
Jesse Coombs, runs the 70ft-tall Lower Mesa Falls on Henry’s Fork River in Idaho.
Photographer Lucas Gilman captures Ben Stookesberry as he too sets off down the Lower Mesa Falls.
Jesse Coombs runs the 70 foot tall Lower Mesa Falls near Ashton, Idaho.
Ben Stookesberry rappels 210ft through thin air in Veracruz, Mexico, after deciding the waterfall looked too risky to kayak down.