RED BULL BIRD'S EYE - SOFIA / BULGARIA

In September 2013, some of the world’s top acrobatic paragliders along with dedicated cinematographer and myself as a professional photographer, met for the first time in Bulgaria. Acro paragliding is high level of extreme sports and not so many people in the world are in it. That was the biggest reason for me to get some really unique shots of these amazing athletes.

Red Bull Bird's Eye in Sofia, Bulgaria - Photo by Predrag Vuckovic

In September 2013, some of the world’s top acrobatic paragliders along with a gifted photographer and dedicated cinematographer met for the first time in Bulgaria. Veso Ovcharov of Bulgaria, Petar Loncar of Serbia and Rafael Goberna of Brazil embarked on a journey in the mountains, the seaside and they presented also the urban side of flying Bulgaria sites at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, right in the belly of the Balkans. Any journey of length showcases the country’s amazing variety of landforms. Bulgaria simply resembles a continent in miniature because of its very varied relief and miraculous working of nature where measure is paramount. Called the sleeping beauty of the Balkans by “New York Times” magazine, Bulgaria has four beautiful and mild seasons and a gorgeous nature.

Red Bull Bird's Eye in Sofia, Bulgaria - Photo by Predrag Vuckovic

Eye-catching mountain lakes, sunny beaches, gorgeous rose valleys, curative hot springs and deep chilly caves coexist in harmony. Hills and mountains are the predominant topographic features. As you move south of the Danube River you can count more than one hundred valleys before to reach the Valley of Roses. Mountains take almost a quarter of the country’s territory and largely determine its relief.