Moonwalk

4 minutes

The ultimate Moon shot puts man and nature into extraordinary perspective

Dean Potter was a pioneering rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer whose exploits were both physically exceptional and remarkably creative. To shoot this short documentary, the photographer and filmmaker Mikey Shaefer set up a camera more than a mile away, juxtaposing the rising full Moon with Potter’s walk across a highline at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park. The result is breathtaking, a Moon shot that is simultaneously a forceful testament to what humans can achieve and a reminder that we are still tiny in the awesome face of nature.

Director: Mikey Schaefer

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