24 Canon cameras capture world's first wingsuit flight through London's iconic Tower Bridge

Canon ambassador Alexandros Grymanis image of Tower Bridge
(Image credit: Canon ambassador Alexandros Grymanis)

On Sunday May 12 professional Red Bull skydivers Marco Fürst and Marco Waltenspiel successfully attempted the world’s first wingsuit through the iconic Tower Bridge in London, England. 

The feat saw the two Marcos’ leaping from a helicopter at 3,000 feet high, diving down to 35 meters (114 feet) above the River Thames, soaring through the iconic Tower Bridge. After this the duo completed a complex manoeuvre known as a ‘flare’ to rise up again to 80 meters (260 feet), the height required to open their parachutes before landing safely. 

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.