That's me, at the top of the giant Coyote sculpture by Bryan Tedrick (bryantedrick.com).
View my other photos of the Coyote sculpture.
I am in the mouth of the coyote, and you can see its ears behind my face. It was a fun and easy climb.
I heard that several people got injured on the Coyote (broken arms / wrists and what not). No-one died. Initially the coyote head could spin. I think many people got hit by the giant metal ears, This was the dangerous part especially if you didn't realize the head could spin. After taking several people to the hospital, they put a sign "Don't climb - Seriously", and locked the head. People kept climbing it anyway, since the sculpture was designed to be climbed. Later, the sign was changed to a more adequate "Climb at your own risks".
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2013 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Burning Man Festival
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.org.
Burning Man 2013 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.