Category: SPORTS

Mar 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: Felix Baumgartner Jumps From 71,580 Feet

Picture of the Day: Felix Baumgartner Jumps From 71,580 Feet

FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPS FROM 71,580 FEET © Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool On March 15th, 2012, Austria’s Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet (21,818 meters) as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42-year-old…

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Mar 7, 2012

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

Red Bull, the wing-giving purveyors of all things extreme, has graciously granted the Sifter total access to their incredible library of photographs and videos. Following up from the popular feature on the Cliff Diving World Series earlier this year, we explore the adrenaline-pumping sport of whitewater kayaking. The Sifter went through Red Bull’s…

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Feb 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Keel Walk

Picture of the Day: The Keel Walk

THE KEEL WALK Photograph by ALEX THOMSON RACING In this seemingly implausible photo we see Alex Thomson performing what he calls the ‘keel walk’, a stunt that has become infamous in the sailing world thanks to this photograph. As his 8-tonne carbon fibre yacht, Hugo Boss, sails on edge, Alex pulls up…

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Feb 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: Inside the Barrel

Picture of the Day: Inside the Barrel

INSIDE THE BARREL Photograph by Zak Noyle/Red Bull Content Pool © This incredible photograph by Zak Noyle shows pro surfer Jamie O’Brien surfing inside the barrel of a wave in Teahupo’o in Tahiti, French Polynesia. And now I get another reason to post the clip below. One of the best surf clips…

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Feb 11, 2012

Picture of the Day: Freediving an Airplane Wreck

Picture of the Day: Freediving an Airplane Wreck

FREEDIVING AN AIRPLANE WRECK Photograph by FREDERIC BUYLE The stunning photograph above is from the book One Breath, A Reflection on Freediving. Written by Emma Farrell and photographed by Frederic Buyle, One Breath is an 112-page book with 84 full colour photographs that takes the reader into the world of freediving (i.e.,…

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Feb 7, 2012

25 Jaw-Dropping Photos from the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

25 Jaw-Dropping Photos from the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

© Ray Demski / Red Bull Cliff Diving Cliff diving is the purest extreme sport on earth. Take a high cliff, deep water and courage. What you get is all you need. No additional machinery, no protection whatsoever, just absolute concentration and complete body control. The equipment – a swimsuit – fits into…

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Feb 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: One Boat and 145 Water-Skiers

Picture of the Day: One Boat and 145 Water-Skiers

ONE BOAT AND 145 WATER-SKIERS Photograph by MARK SEATON PHOTOGRAPHY 154 water-skiers from around the world gathers in Strahan, Tasmania to attempt to set a new world record. To qualify, the skiers had to stay upright for a full nautical mile. Unfortunately nine of the skiers were unable to complete the full…

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