These athletes are masters of their art forms, and by that, we don't just mean the sports they play. From surfers to ski-jumpers, these talented folks are also professional photographers with a passion for exploration. Some shoot for fun, while others do commercial photography. Some do it to document their adventures, and others intend to create a narrative, which they imbue with perspective gained from their experiences, allowing the image to expand beyond the two-dimensional frame.

Many of these athlete/photographers have also been published in magazines or have had solo exhibitions. For some of them, their careers in sports introduced them to fellow pro athletes who became the subjects of their photographs. Aside from breaking records and conquering Mount Everest (many times), some of these athletes have also scaled new heights and started their own photography or production companies. 

Get to know these 13 Athletes Who Are Also Photographers.

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