On a trip to Wah Rymben Falls in Meghalaya, Monzoi Medhi spotted a young boy doing back flips and diving into the water. It was a moment worth capturing and he certainly couldn’t resist taking out his camera!
He says, “I made a request to the boy who had been doing repeated flips down the edge of the fall, diving into the green river below. Consent is very important, especially if one is trying to photograph people. Although my knowledge of the Khasi language is limited, I asked him and he was more than happy to be the subject of these photographs!”
Sometimes fighting your fear leads to adventure!
“This picture in my perspective, represents the human capability of overcoming fears, and enjoying the thrill and the adrenaline that comes with it. It’s by winning over our fears that we make life adventurous.
The boy in orange shorts emerges from the water victorious after his back flip into the pool
It is that ‘good kind’ of fear that pushes us to grow and learn. Sure, the cliff may not be that high above the water but it’s a big feat for the kid. He might have been afraid of it before but with repeated efforts, he’s mastered cliff jumping. Also, he sure makes jumping off cliffs look absolutely fun.”
— Monzoi Medhi, Shillong, Meghalaya.
A scenic view of the Wah Rymben Falls captured by Monzoi Medhi
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