As a culture, we can be so wrapped up in technological advances, it's easy to forget that one essential, most incredible machine: The human body.
Our bodies maintain the most basic functions while also attempting the most daring feats. They protect and heal themselves, have an amazing capacity for learning and even facilitate the most athletic of moves. And they deserve to be celebrated.
Creative community EyeEm recently partnered with The Huffington Post in asking photographers around the world to share their best visual evidence proving that the human body is, indeed, a powerful athletic force. Submissions poured in for the mission last month, illustrating unadulterated strength, energy, fluidity and determination.
Check out the 25 photographs below that the EyeEm team and the HuffPost staff selected to represent the beauty that is the human body.