12 POV Photos Shot From Dizzying Heights

See what it looks like to flip a paraglider, ice-climb Chamonix and skydive from 33,000 feet.
By Alison Mann

Chances are pretty good that most of us are never going to BASE jump onto a beach or skydive from 33,000 feet. Thanks to POV cameras, however, we have a chance to at least see what it looks like to do those things. Browse through these POV photos shot from high in the air and you'll feel like you were there.

Horacio Llorens performs during the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal over the valley of Roldanillo, Colombia on January 16th, 2
Upside down © Camilo Rozo/Red Bull Content Pool

1. Upside down

Horacio Llorens gets in a spin during the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal in 2013.

David Lama climbs in Chamonix, France on April 3rd, 2013
David Lama climbs in Chamonix © Peter Ortner/Red Bull Content Pool

2. Ice climbing

David Lama from the view of Peter Ortner as they climbed in Chamonix, in 2013.

See Lama take on an unclimbed mountain in Nepal.

Don't look down pov shot from Travis Burke
Don't look down © Travis Burke Photography

3. Don't drop the camera

This is a classic — looking over a waterfall in Kauai, Hawaii.

POV water ramping shot from Dylan James Ferguson
Crazy angles from Dylan James Ferguson © Dylan James Ferguson

4. Ski to splash

Ski without snow into a pool? Sure, why not?

Soul Flyers Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet perform during The Ultimate Skydiving Combo, skydiving from 33 000 feet (10 km) high.
View of the Earth! © DomDaher/Red Bull Content Pool

5. Skydive with a whole lot of sky

It was called the Ultimate Skydiving Combo for a reason — Fred Fugen and Vincent Reffet jumped from almost 33,000 feet over Mont Blanc.

POV Bridge crossing from Travis Burke
Sketchy © Travis Burke Photography

6. Don't slip

Photographer Travis Burke locked in concentration crossing this pretty sketchy bridge.

Cedric Dumont in Sarajevo, 2008
Long way down © Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool

7. The fast way down

Cédric Dumont BASE jumping in Sarajevo.

Stefan Glowacz climbing the Acopan Tepui
Stefan Glowacz climbing the Acopan Tepui © Klaus Fengler/Red Bull Content Pool

8. Climber's eye view

What a view of Stefan Glowacz as he climbs Acopan Tepui in Venezuela.

Fred Fugen seen from Vincent Reffet's perspective flying along the Mont Blanc during The Ultimate Skydiving Combo.
Paragliding pair © DomDaher/Red Bull Content Pool

9. Soaring back to Earth

They had to land somehow. Vincent Reffet and Fred Fugen glide back to Earth after that incredibly high skydive.

BASE jumping in Zakynthos, Greece, shot by Kontizas Dimitrios
A beach base jump © Kontizas Dimitrios/Red Bull Illume Image Quest

10. That's one way to get to the beach

This vertigo-inducing image was part of Red Bull Illume 2013. The international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports is back for 2016 and submissions are now open.

Looking up inside a glacier
Looking up © Jason Zabriskie

11. Inside a crevasse

It's POV, but upside down as Jason Zabriskie stares up a crevasse.

Paragliding image entered in Red Bull Illume 2013
Looks like fun © Pierre Augier/Red Bull Illume Image Quest

12. What a view

Check out the view in this image which was also part of Red Bull Illume 2013.

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