Photos: canyoning in Montenegro

Rock climbs and waterfalls, flying leaps and deep plunges – the new way to explore new places.

Deep in the hills and mountains of Serbia and Montenegro, Predrag Vučković and the Extreme Canyoning team are exploring rarely-seen rivers as they abseil, rappel and leap through canyons. “We're moving against nature's obstacles, like waterfalls, vertical walls, water pools and running water,” says Vučković. “Our main goal is to make the guide book about canyons in this region. At some later point we will move on to some other country and try to do the same!” Scroll down for incredible pictures of extreme canyoning.

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Ready, set, wet

Ready, set, wet

“We want to present to other people those hard to reach places that are often difficult to describe in words.”

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Exit left

Exit left

Rappelling down a waterfall in the 'Seoski potok' canyon located at National Park Tara on Mount Zvijezda, in Serbia.

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Canyon camera

Canyon camera

“Making pictures in the canyon is very difficult. Not only do you have to change settings in the camera and think about various shooting angles and different lenses, but you also have to stay focused on the safety of yourself and other team members.”

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Rock falls

Rock falls

Constant physical and skill training courses are common among the team members of our crew, which are also experienced alpine climbers and speleologysts, as well as mountain rescue team members. This is a waterfall in the 'Barska Reka' canyon at the Kopaonik Mountain national park in Serbia.

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Roping up to go down

Roping up to go down

Preparing for battle in the wild water of 'Nevido' canyon. Extreme canyoning sometimes requires specialized climbing gear.

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View from above

View from above

The 'Skudra' is a magnificent canyon located along the walls of the old city fortress of Kotor in Montenegro.

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Dropping down

Dropping down

Members of Extreme Canyoning team rappel down in the 'Grlja', the most difficult canyon of Montenegro, in the Prokletije Mountains, Montenegro.

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Diligent discovery

Diligent discovery

“Besides mere canyon walkthroughs, our team is doing research work, so we had the pleasure to discover some canyons first, and have noted their exact locations and characteristics. This is the 'Vruca Rijeka', the biggest canyon in Montenegro, located near the city of Bar.”

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Aqua shot

Aqua shot

“During my photography career and with experince from adventures and actions that we have organised, I used various cameras, lenses and shooting techniques. It’s not rare that I use underwater photographic equipment in order to make some really unique photos.”

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Rocky road

Rocky road

Succesfully navigating a canyon often requires teamwork.

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Walking to water

Walking to water

“Walking through the Bogutovski potok canyon at the Morachke Platije mountain in Montenegro. At this time, we are focused on the region of Serbia and Montenegro where most of the known and unknown canyons are located.”

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Necessary descent

Necessary descent

“Canyoning is extreme sport that can be very risky, and often you might find yourself in life threating situations. Sometimes in such dangerous situations, when the risk can’t be avoided by escape, the only thing that can be done is to just keep on going.”

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To jump or not to jump

To jump or not to jump

Looking down to the canyon 'Vruca Rijeka', the biggest canyon of Montenegro. Often, the only way to continue... is to jump.

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