Eye of the condor: Gliders get bird's eye view of Jurassic coast
Stepping off the edge of a cliff and soaring hundreds of feet above the ground like a giant bird – with nothing between you and oblivion save for a few lengths of cord and a flimsy plastic sail – might be the very stuff of nightmares for many people.
But floating high above the Jurassic coastline attached to a paraglider is what members of the Devon and Somerset Condors do to unwind.
Regular WMN photographer Richard Austin came across the daredevil troupe as he was conducting a class in landscape photography with a group of students.
And with clear skies and fluffy clouds as a backdrop, these pictures capture the stunning view of the historic Dorset coast which drives the fliers to take to the air.
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This group were pictured gliding around Eype, near West Bay, close to the flat-topped sandstone peak of Golden Cap.
Richard said: "The light was absolutely incredible and the atmosphere was so clear you could see for miles – it really could not have been any better and was a photographer's dream.
"These guys were flying around over our heads, going really close to the cliffs then rising on the updrafts – they did ask me if I wanted to go up in tandem with one of them but I didn't fancy it."