As another year comes to a close, we want to thank you for the great submissions of the year and for keeping the jump alive. We wish you all a very happy new year, and will see you back in the air in 2011!
"Jason jumps because he and gravity have never really gotten along." -Rich
Wilkins Ranch. Tooele, Utah
"We jump ... because we've all come from different places. We all have different stories to tell, and we've walked different paths to get here - here to this very moment - to let them out. And with the different tonality, varying cadence, and unique rhythm that is our own voice... we open our minds to the possibility that perhaps, in these unknown soldiers who've come to stand at your side, that you might finally find harmony. And that will move the world.
We jump for the expedition to come." -South Atlantic Gyre Team, 5 Gyres
Gyres are the circulating currents in the ocean in which plastic trash accumulates. These "islands" of trash are enormous (e.g., the North Pacific Gyre spans twice the size of the United States) and there are 5 major Gyres in different areas of the world.
Learn more about 5 Gyres and their mission and current expeditions here: http://5gyres.org/
Cape Town, South Africa
"I Jump everytime i find a great place to be. it could be in front of an artist painting, or a beautiful landscape. i prefer streets or nature :-)." -Etienne
Check out Etienne's other jumps at:
"I love taking pictures of people jumping because we made a tradition to do a jump photo wherever we travel to." - Monika
"I jump because I am a happy Peace Corps Volunteer, spending Thanksgiving in Guyana, South America with family and friends." - Chelsea
"We jump because we have the best jobs in the world (and we want everyone to know it!)" - From left to right the Lynchburg College Office of Residence Life staff: Justin, Rhonda, Jacquelyn, and Kristen.
This was one of our photos for our office Christmas card we have printed for campus offices and other Residence Life offices across the state.