A few sports, such as B.A.S.E. jumping, begin in the air. Most others start on rocks, dirt, asphalt and water. But in their most daring, graceful and inspiring moments, they eventually end up in the air. We salute these spectacular moments (and the athletes who perform them) in this stunning gallery of photos of skydiving, surfing, freestyle motocross, cliff diving, kiteboarding and mountain bike riding.
Grab a Little Airtime With These Heroes of the Sky
We’ve looked to the skies to give you epic images where success is really in the air.