Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger

We encounter situations with some element of danger every once in a while when we are in the outdoors.  The determination of whether a situation is dangerous or not can be a somewhat personal conclusion sometimes.

I myself experience a sense of danger when I witness activities that involve heights and steep drop-offs. I can sense a danger in the situations below even though there are safety features that are built into the activity.IMG_2013IMG_3077In the picture below, just seeing a person near the edge of a steep drop-off makes me feel that there there is an element of danger in the situation.  Perhaps the person involved is not as concerned as I am.IMG_4683White water rafting though rapids is an activity that looks very dangerous to me.  The adrenaline junkies who take part in this sport may disagree.  The heron in the picture below does not seem to care.IMG_5306Sometimes, when you do things that are dangerous, and when you put yourself at risk, you end up needing services like the one below where other people are also forced to put themselves in danger.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes dangerous situations are explicitly called out, especially if they are not that obvious. 100_0090IMG_8973Sometimes the warnings are needed simply to prevent people from doing something foolhardy in spite of  an obvious risk.IMG_9389Here is another example of the kind of danger you could face when you live near a river.IMG_2397People differ in their perception of danger, and they also react differently to what might be considered a dangerous situation.  In many cases there will even be disagreement about whether something is  dangerous or not.

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Kuriacose Joseph

I am an engineer by training. I am exploring new horizons after having spent many years in the Industry. My interests are varied and I tend to write about what is on my mind at any particular moment in time.

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