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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We’ll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2017 Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City, Utah where the world’s most insane freestyle motocross tricks were performed by the likes of Josh Sheehan, Harry Bink, Levi Sherwood and Javier Villegas. Many of the riders in attendance – including the rest of the field – had tricks up their sleeves that up until last weekend were only imaginable in our wildest dreams, so to see these riders performing these death-defying tricks in person was something I won’t forget anytime soon.

The rate of progression at the Nitro World Games is something that hasn’t been seen in any other contest, and much of that can be attributed to the evolution of the ramps and landings that enable these athletes to perform stunts like the Double Backflip and the front-flip. It seems as if the sky is the limit these days when it comes to FMX tricks because so much has changed in just one year. It’s hard to even imagine what will be done next year!

Today’s “Photo Of The Day” includes two different images for the simple fact that I had a hard time narrowing it down to one horizontal shot. The first image features second place FMX finisher Javier Villegas, while the second image features Greg Duffy.

Photo Information Photographer | Casey Davis Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII Lens | 10-22mm f/3.5 Shutter Speed | 1/2000s Aperture | f/5

ISO | 1250

Photo Information Photographer | Casey Davis Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII Lens | Canon 70-200mm f.2.8 IS USM Shutter Speed | 1/1600s Aperture | f/5

ISO | 2500