Danny MacAskill Jumps the Moon
The Shot: Professional street trials rider Danny MacAskill doing his thing during the solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
The Photographer: Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Content Pool
The Full Story: MacAskill, one of the adventure world’s favorite YouTubers for his audacious cycling stunt clips, returned to his home on the Isle of Skye for this joint project with photographer Rutger Pauw, a former BMX competitor. Mother Nature was serving up a caliber of solar eclipse that only comes around once every 16 years, and provides about a one-minute time window to get the shot. Taken on the Quiraing, Old Norse for “round fold,” a landslip on the Trotternish Ridge in the Scottish Highlands, the photo demanded equal parts precision from MacAskill and Pauw, who were nearly 1,000 feet apart and communicating by radio mics.Back to top