Parahawking, paragliding with an airborne hawk companion, takes human flight to an unexpected new level of awesome.
photo by Big Lee
HOW COOL IS THIS? For most of our tenure on this planet, humans have looked to the skies to watch birds soar, dreaming of joining them in the space between heaven and earth. With parahawking that dream is a reality.
Being accompanied in flight by a bird, a deadly, flesh-ripping hawk no less, is about the most bad ass thing I can think of. Watching the raptors swoop in and join their human partners is mesmerizing, but what is next? Scuba diving with trained sharks leading the way into the depths? Mountain climbing in tandem with high alpine goats?
Wherever our whimsy takes our next leap in human / animal activities you can be sure that there will be a killer video to document the sport.