Serious photographers will never stop chasing the perfect image, even if it takes a lifetime. Many factors go into capturing a beautiful photograph, like lighting, placement, and timing. But the two elements that really seal the deal are the subject and setting of the composition.
Joe McNally knows a thing or two about that. This world-renowned photographer tracked down the perfect subjects for his photographs, but in order to get them into the perfect setting, he needed to do something a little extreme.
To us, this may look way too intense, but for photographers on a mission to shock and amaze, this is just another day at the office. Fortunately for McNally, his epic risk culminated in a stunningly beautiful reward.