Focus On: Up close

Get a new perspective on action sports in our latest Focus On photostory.
By Khalil Emede
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Eyes on the ball
Vicky Arvaniti, Maria Tsiartsiani perfom in Marmari, Greece, on April 2009
Eyes on the ball The beach volleyball team of Vicky Arvaniti and Maria Tsiartsiani perfom hit the beach in Marmari, in Greece. © Ray Demski/Red Bull Content Pool
Keeping your head above water
Orlando Duque during a photo session in Athens, Greece, on September 2009
Keeping your head above water Having jumped off a cliff in Athens, Greece, Red Bull cliff diver Orlando Duque considers the easiest way to climb back out of the water. © Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Hand's up!
Markus Keller performs in Kaunertal, Austria on May 20th, 2009
Hand's up! Swiss rider Markus Keller performs in Kaunertal, in Austria. © Vernon Deck/Red Bull Content Pool
Game face
Michal Prokop close action in Prague, CZH, on June 2010
Game face Czech BMX rider Michal Prokop shreds during a session near his home in Prague. © Dan Vojtech / Red Bull Content Pool
Rising star
Axel Cruysberghs in action in Wevelgem, Belgium on February 23rd 2011
Rising star Belgian street skater Axel Cruysberghs is photographed in action in Wevelgem. © Bavo Swijgers/Red Bull Content Pool
A firm grip on proceedings
Iker Pou climbs Nit de Bruixes, 9a+ difficulty, in Margalef, Spain on January 24th, 2012
A firm grip on proceedings Experienced free climber Iker Pou climbs Nit de Bruixes in Margalef, in Spain, in January 2012. The ascent has a difficulty rating of 9a+. © Alberto Lessmann/Red Bull Content Pool
Riding a wave
Jamie O'Brien surfs The Wedge, in Newport Beach, CA, USA, on 1 September 2012.
Riding a wave Hawaiian Jamie O'Brien surfs the Wedge, in Newport Beach, California. © Zak Noyle/Red Bull Content Pool
Hand's on
Graeme Spence performs during the Extreme Sailing Series 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 6th, 2012
Hand's on Red Bull Extreme Sailing Team's bowman Graeme Spence at the Extreme Sailing Series 2012 event in Rio de Janeiro. © Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Content Pool
Hadlow and behold
Aaron Hadlow performs during Red Bull Sun Slide in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on January 19th, 2013
Hadlow and behold Kitesurfer Aaron Hadlow performs during Red Bull Sun Slide in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, on January 19, 2013. © David Pou/Red Bull Content Pool
Breakin' through
Event Participant performs during Red Bull BC One in NY City, November 2009
Breakin' through The world's top b-boys perform at 2009's Red Bull BC One event in New York. © Matthew McDermott/Red Bull Content Pool
Flying high
Miles Daisher performing in Lake Tahoe, USA, on July 2009
Flying high US BASE jumper Miles Daisher drops in on Lake Tahoe in July 2009. © Eli Thompson/Red Bull Content Pool
Grab a ride
Nick Franklin performs at his property in Tokoroa, New Zealand on March 25th, 2013
Grab a ride Freestyle motocross ace Nick Franklin performs at his home in Tokoroa, New Zealand. © Graeme Murray/Red Bull Content Pool