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Your Daily Inspiration: Watch People Face Their Fear of Heights to Pose as Superheroes

I have an irrational fear of sharks...irrational because they're amazing animals,and the chances of getting bitten are one in 3,748,067 (also,I live in the desert,which sharks don't usually visit).My other fear?Heights.And many of you probably have that one too.Photographer Benjamin Von Wong believes that it's a primal fear that's built into humans—and he wanted to help a group of people confront their anxiety.His solution: Empower them with superhero costumes and take photos of atop this ledge in San Francisco: His subjects—none of them were stuntmen,and none of them had done a project like this before—were scared,anxious,and worried,as you might imagine.But they did it: This behind-the-scenes vid shows how the pics were taken (there were safety measures in place),and some of the superheroes' sense of happiness and confidence in having confronted their fears,head-on:

I have an irrational fear of sharks...irrational because they're amazing animals,and the chances of getting bitten areone in 3,748,067(also,I live in the desert,which sharks don't usually visit).

My other fear?Heights.

And many of you probably have that one too.PhotographerBenjamin Von Wongbelieves that it's a primal fear that's built into humans—and he wanted tohelp a group of people confront their anxiety.His solution: Empower them with superhero costumes and take photos of atop this ledge in San Francisco:

His subjects—none of them were stuntmen,and none of them had done a project like this before—were scared,anxious,and worried,as you might imagine.

But they did it:

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Thisbehind-the-scenes vidshows how the pics were taken (there were safety measures in place),and some of the superheroes' sense of happiness and confidence in having confronted their fears,head-on: