Breathtaking Paragliding Photos Over the Pacific

The Search Project’s trip to paragliding paradise is over, but we’ve got one more gallery to share.
By redbull.com

'The Search' was Tom de Dorlodot and Horacio Llorens' adventure over the islands of the South Pacific on their paragliders. While many go to the islands to surf, almost no one has ventured there solely to fly. The trip had a few scares, but mostly, it was incredible, as you can see in these powerful photos below.

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To see the sea
To see the sea
To see the sea Llorens skirts his wing above the coastline of Fatu Hiva. © Tom de Dorlodot/Search Projects
Danger lies beneath...
Here, fishy-fishy...
Danger lies beneath... Tom & Horacio need to assess what dangers there are in the air... and what dangers lurk beneath the surface. © John Stapels
Cloud covered...
Cloud covered
Cloud covered... Tom & Horacio play with their paramotors over Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. © John Stapels
... or covering the clouds
Horacio Llorens
... or covering the clouds This time, Horacio gets above the clouds. © Tom de Dorlodot/Search Projects
Green scene
South Pacific
Green scene Against the lush green backdrop of the South Pacific, Horacio Llorens explores via paramotor. © Tom de Dorlodot/Search Projects
Right into the light
Right into the light
Right into the light The golden hour settles into Fatu Hiva as Horacion Llorens flies above the trees. © Tom de Dorlodot/Search Projects
Low and slow
Horacio & Tom
Low and slow Horacio & Tom cruising just a few meters above the island of Tahanea in the Tuamotus. © John Stapels
The captain’s view
The captain’s view
The captain’s view The cockpit of the ‘Agility’, the 12m catamaran that housed 'The Search' team for their Tahitian trip. © John Stapels
Boy with their toys
Boy with their toys
Boy with their toys The SEARCH team gets to work onboard their boat, the Agility. From left to right: Benoit Delfosse (cinematography), Shams (cinematography), Horacio Llorens (pilot), Thomas de Dorlodot (pilot), and John Stapels (photographer). © John Stapels
Smiling skies
Smiling skies
Smiling skies Tom is clearly feeling the stoke high above Fatu Hiva. © Tom de Dorlodot/Search Projects
Down in the drink
Down in the drink
Down in the drink Horacio, immediately after being forced to land in the water, far from the island. Lucky for him, he managed to save the radio. © Horacio Llorens/Search Projects
The end of another day...
The end of another day
The end of another day... Another incredible day comes to a beautiful end in Fatu Hiva. © John Stapels