Big water at this year's Missouri Whitewater Championships

March 19, 2012  •  1 Comment

This year's event had the most water I have ever seen. Saturday's competition was delayed for four hours to allow the water level to drop a bit. I went to photograph the races with my friend and excellent outdoor photographer, John Dengler. http://denglerimages.com/

It was challenging for even the most experienced paddler. In this photo Kurt Pelzer of Tipton, Iowa, nears the finish line where the most tubulent water made clearing the gates let alone staying upright a real chore.

 


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1.Bruce Murrell(non-registered)
Excellent capturing of the emotional excitement water sports offer. Sometimes a person has to face death by challenging their physical skills and mindset, coming away from the experience more confident and alive. A few of the near disasters at the championships have tested and demonstrated the best problem-solving skills of the participants.
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