Behind the Shot: Skier Carston Oliver on Mountain Biking Book Cliffs, Utah
Photograph by Jimmy Chin, National Geographic. Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing as far as possible on the rock, a deepwater solo climber simply lets go.
Kayaking the Mekong River, Laos Photo: Ben Stookesberry / National Geographic