Give wings to your video calls with these ultimate sporting backgrounds
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Get creative and freshen up your next call with this breathtaking selection of background athlete images from Red Bull Photography.
Our way of communicating has mostly moved online the past couple of months with video conferencing apps allowing us to catch up with family, friends and work… with the occasional child and pet making a comedy appearance in the background.
Whichever app you’re using, we thought it might be fun to liven up your experience with a selection of our athlete images that have been sized and framed for you.
Download the collection here to see which classic shots you can use for a chat upgrade.
Maui native Ian Walsh has been surfing massive waves around the world since he was a teenager and he hit Oahu's North Shore to tackle the fearsome Banzai Pipeline on January 10, 2015 with photographer Zak Noyle capturing the big wave legend on an epic barrel ride.
Spanish skateboarder Danny León grew up riding the now-defunct Móstoles skatepark in Madrid before taking his place among the global concrete skating elite. For this iconic shot taken by photographer Luis Vidales, León helped launch the Kaos Temple in a restored 100-year-old church at La Iglesia Skate in Asturias on December 9, 2015.
When the Red Bull Air Force took to the skies on January 25, 2017 in a helicopter flown by Red Bull Stratos star Felix Baumgartner above pilot Kirby Chambliss' ranch in Arizona, photographer Michael Clark managed to capture Jon DeVore, Sean MacCormac, Charles Bryan and Jeffrey Provenzano hanging off the bottom before their skydive.
Rally-raid biker Sam Sunderland won the Dakar Rally in 2017 with this dramatic Kin Marcin shot taken on March 22, 2018 when the Briton competed in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which was the first stop of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship.
Ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel took on the biggest challenge of his daredevil career when he attempted the first descent of K2 on skis in 2018. Photographer Kin Marcin caught the Pole during a training session in La Grave, France before he completed the audacious feat.
Hawaiian Jamie O'Brien grew up surfing the legendary Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, so knows more than most how to navigate his way through a barrel. Photographer Domenic Mosqueira kept his composure to take this shot of him in Tahiti at Teahupo'o on March 21, 2018.
Slovenian Manca Notar has become a star of the stand up paddleboarding (SUP) scene, thanks to a string of podium finishes in competitions around the world. For this idyllic shot, photographer Samo Vidic caught her in practice at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia on June 19, 2019.
Canoeist Vavřinec Hradilek has been taking his sport to new levels since 1999 in the Czech Republic and worldwide. Photographer Jan Kasl caught this peaceful shot of the Prague native on a bridge above the River Soča near Kobarid in Slovenia on June 30, 2019.
Oregon native Carson Storch has starred on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour for several years with his third place at 2016's Red Bull Rampage boosting his profile further. Photographer Garth Milan caught him in action at 2019's Rampage edition in Virgin, Utah.
Swedish slopestyle star Emil Johansson overcame a debilitating autoimmune disease to return to the MTB circuit. After photographer Paris Gore snapped him at 2019's Red Bull Rampage on 24 October, 2019, he went on to finish first at the 2020 Crankworx Rotorua stop.
Stéphane Peterhansel has won the iconic Dakar Rally 13 times on a bike and in a car with photographer Marcelo Maragni capturing the legendary Frenchman in action during stage 11 of the 2020 edition as he was victorious on the Shubaytah to Haradh leg in Saudi Arabia.
URBNSURF Melbourne is Australia's first surf park and surfer Julian Wilson got to try it out on February 27, 2020. Photographer Andy Green captured the five-time World Surf League event winner as the Queensland native navigated a rail fresh off a breaking wave.
Brazilian skateboard legend Sandro Dias has got more competition 900s under his belt than anyone alive. Photographer Marcelo Maragni captured him during his audacious skate project on November 19, 2019 when he held his nerve 45m high up on a São Paulo bridge.
Tomáš Slavík became mountain bike 4X world champion in 2010 and has not looked back, dominating the scene with his prowess on two wheels. On February 14, 2017, photographer Jan Kasl captured the Czech Republic star beautifully at Nevados de Chillán resort in Chile.
South African ultramarathon star Ryan Sandes has earned the honour of winning all four of the 4Deserts events. For this atmospheric shot, photographer Graeme Murray caught him training on February 5, 2019 before the Tarawera Ultra Marathon in Rotorua, New Zealand.
CLYMB in Abu Dhabi is the world's tallest indoor climbing wall with American Sasha DiGiulian trying it out on November 26, 2019. Photographer Naim Chidiac captured a moment as the climber, who has won titles since childhood, weighs up her next move.
Freeskier Paddy Graham has lit up the winter world with Red Bull Playstreets, Red Bull Tribal Quest and Battle of Britain London Freeze victories. Photographer Pally Learmond joined the Briton on March 22, 2019 as he took to the air off a ramp in Arlberg, Austria.
Vavřinec Hradilek travelled to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand this January to see what cool new spots he could find. Photographer Jan Kasl took this wonderful image as the Czech slalom canoeist skirts the edge of the water with snow-capped mountains looming behind.
Photographer Jan Kasl produced another awe-inspiring image of Czech slalom canoeist Vavřinec Hradilek during their trip to New Zealand this January. Hradilek is at sandy Cathedral Cove here, one of the attractions on the Coromandel Peninsula.