ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS a good photographer can do is make you feel like you’re actually there. It’s way harder than it looks: technically, all shots are taken from the first person, but not all shots feel like they are pulling you into the scene. It requires a trick of perspective and a really fantastic subject to pull it off. Here are some of the best photos we could find with a “you are here” perspective.

1. Getting tubed
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This baller photo was taken by a surfer with a GoPro Hero 3. Photo by Anthony Walsh

 2. Hanging
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This photo was taken by “Professional adventurer” and urban free climber James Kingston while dangling from a crane. Photo via James Kingston.

3. Portaledge jamming
Matador Ambassador Ben Bitto  and crew jamming in the portaledge on a big wall in South Africa.

Matador Ambassador Ben Ditto and crew jamming in the portaledge on a big wall in South Africa.

4. Ski Lift riding
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Skiers in Whistler take the lift up to the top of the mountain. Photo by sama093

5. Palm tree climbing
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A beach bum takes a selfie on a palm tree in New Guinea’s Raja Ampat islands. Photo via

 6. Skydiving
Photo:  U.S. Army Europe Images

A paratrooper snaps a GoPro pic during a skydiving drill. Photo: U.S. Army Europe Images

 7. Tomato fighting
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The Valencian town of Buñol has become famous for La Tomatina, a festival that is based around a gigantic tomato fight. Photo via

8. Lineup watching
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Surfers hang out in the waves as the sun sets in Costa Rica. Photo: Roman Königshofer

9. Lantern stoking
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Revellers watch as sky lanterns are released into the night air during the Yi Peng Sky Lantern Festival in San Sai, Thailand. Photo via

10. Color throwing
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Holi, the festival of colors in India, is best known for the throwing of colored powders. Photo via.

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