A surfer takes part in the Arnette Punta Galea Big Wave World Tour, on January 28, 2013 in the Northern Spanish Basque town of Getxo. 16 surfers took part during the five hours surf competition, riding 5 meters high waves. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS
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A highliner falls from a highline rigged between cliffs at Corroboree Walls in Mount Victoria on March 7, 2015 in the Blue Mountains, Australia. On March 6th 8th the highlining community from around the world ascended on Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains two hours west of Sydney for a weekend of challenging lines and routes established between various cliffs in the mountains. Seven highlines of different spans and tension were rigged and participants of various skill levels and experience challenged themselves. The crowd that gathered shared a similar passion for adventure, the outdoors and relaxing together sharing stories and encouraging each other as they push their limits in the stunning Blue Mountains National Park. Growing in popularity the relatively new sport seems dangerous and extreme, however safety is paramount with numerous safety harnesses and procedures are implemented to maintain a well measured and safe environment. Slacklining is a balance sport in which participants walk on a flat nylon webbing anchored between two points with the tension adjusted to allow for slack, providing an experience similar to that of walking on a trampoline. Highlining is a style of slacklining where the two anchor points are set up with significant elevation from the ground or water below known as exposure. Unlike extreme sports such as skydiving or bungee jumping, the participant has to make constant decisions and mentally overcome their fear and harness their adrenalin compared to making that one initial choice to jump in the case of the other sports. Numerous highliners are confident walking a slackline of the same distance in a park low to the ground, however the mental challenge at heights with the view below and environmental elements to contend with proves a much tougher challenge.
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Luke Sarantos walks on a slackline as he highlines between two cliffs at Diamond Bay on December 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Slacklining is a balance sport in which participants walk on a flat nylon webbing anchored between two points with the tension adjusted to allow for slack, providing an experience similar to that of walking on a trampoline. Highlining is a style of slacklining where the two anchor points are set up with significant elevation from the ground or water.
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3 divers about to enter the impressive entrance of Carwash Cenote in 2000, near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Spectacular images show the stunning photography of fearless Martyn Farr - the only man in the UK who can teach you to cave dive, and the country's best cave-diving photographer. In an incredible new feat Martyn, from Crickhowell, Powys, will join an international team next month for a jaw-dropping world record attempt - the longest ever cave penetration. Brave Martyn will attempt to capture on camera the team - made up of world's best cave divers - as they vie to delve deeper into Pozo Azul cave, near Burgos, Spain., than has every been achieved before. Dicing with death every week, 59-year-old dad-of-three Martyn throws himself into some of the most extreme conditions on the planet and happily plunges into unchartered icy cold water - underground, underwater and ALONE. A death-defying career in the sport spanning nearly 40 years has taken him to every corner of the globe and seen him shattering records along the way. They included the world's deepest cave penetration under the sea at the Blue Holes in the Bahamas - beginning his bid at the cave entrance 100 feet below the surface on the ocean floor.
A group of boarders make their way down the Cerro Negro volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in Nicaragua. What do you do when you have snowboarded down all of the mountains that Europe and North America have to offer? Head to Nicagua and board a volcano! Cerro Negro, (726 meters) is Central America's youngest volcano and has been one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua. The Bigfoot Hostel in Leon offers it's guests a trip to hike to the top of the volcano and then board the 500m down at speeds of up to 80kmh.
Christie Glissmeyer setting the women's world record waterfall descent at the 82 foot high Metlako Falls, on May 10, 2009, in Eagle Creek, Oregon. While many girls enjoy a day out shopping or having their hair done, record breaking extreme action ladies Femme 45 prefer throwing themselves down white water rapids in tiny kayaks. Brave stunners Christie Glissmeyer, 31, a bar worker from Oregon, Kate Wagner, 29, a mental health therapist from Oregon, and Melissa DeCarlo, 30, a certified public accountant from Vancouver take life to the limit with their daring antics down some of America's fastest and most dangerous rapids. Together they form ladies adventure team Femme 45 and recruit other daredevil women who want more excitement from their lives than painting their nails. And marking their no fear attitude in the history books, Christie currently holds the women's kayaking world waterfall record after she plummeted 82 feet off Metlako Falls at Eagle Creek, Oregon.
Exclusive, Marc Rodriguez stays very still as he gets up close to take a picture of a Lemon Shark (Negaprion Brevirostris) at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. These incredible close ups show unprotected divers swimming with huge sharks - and some of them are man-eaters. One spectacular image shows a diver perilously close to the notorious Tiger Shark, thought to be second only to the Great White Shark in terms of attacks on humans. Another stomach-churning portrait shows a Lemon shark with bloodied rows of teeth seemingly smiling for the camera. And in a further demonstration for the apparent lack of fear held by the divers, post office worker Jose Mesas, 41, from Barcelona, casually sits on the edge of a dive boat leaving his feet dangling in the ocean as a huge Lemon shark drifts past in the water below. The stunning collection was caught on camera by Miquel Armengol, 32, an economist and manager of a water sports company from Andorra as he visited Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.