Incredible Photos of Real-Life Wonder Women

Get inspired by these images of female athletes tackling extreme adventures.

The adventure community is filled with amazing women who climb, trek, ski, dive, bike, and surf alongside their male counterparts. Every day, these women are taking on new challenges and showing the world the many ways in which they are decidedly awesome. See these incredible female athletes undertake adventures around the world in this gallery from our National Geographic Your Shot photographers.

Iranian Motorcyclist Continues to Race Despite Her Country's Ban

In Iran, women are forbidden from riding a bike in public. If caught riding, women have been arrested, punished, or fined. Behnaz Shafiei is campaigning for the right to race as a professional motorbike rider in Iran. Today, she is training in the U.S.