People have always wanted to fly. A passionate desire to overcome the force of gravity spawned numerous attempts to make a flight. Animals that are in the process of evolution have learned to fly, became a subject of envy, study and emulate.
This compilation presents pictures fly, jumps, drops and other attempts at least briefly off the ground.
A man jumps into the water during the competition on cliff-diving near the village Hrimezdice, Czech Republic, August 3, 2012.
Benny Borash kitesurfing engaged in heavy seas and winds in Nahant, Massachusetts, June 4, 2012.
Chris Ashworth as a cosmonaut involved in the filming of "Space Warriors" in the American missile-space center in Huntsville, Alabama, July 20, 2012.
The tourists are in a state of weightlessness during the flight in a special plane on the Moscow region, August 15, 2012.
The soldiers jump from a helicopter CH-47 "Chinook" Washington National Guard forces during a demonstration in Seattle, Washington, August 5, 2012.
Belgian Air Force plane flying over Belgium during the rehearsal of the military parade, July 19, 2012.
Russian Su-27 performing at an air show during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force in Zhukovsky, Russia, August 12, 2012.
aerial firefighting dumps water on a forest fire hearth near Lacanau, France, August 17, 2012.
Pilot Michael Wiskus speaks to the enthusiastic spectators during air show "Over the River Air Show" in Pasco, Washington, July 28, 2012.
The aircraft Bleriot flying in the sky during a rehearsal of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force in Zhukovsky, Russia, August 12, 2012.
The sparrow flies for food for their young in East Windsor, CT, July 26, 2012.
Mosquitoes and dragonfly flocked to the burning light bulb in Osuna, Spain, August 9, 2012.
Squirrel jumps on board the ship "USS Constitution" in Boston, Massachusetts, August 16, 2012.
A diver jumps from the torches of the Old Bridge in the Neretva River during the annual folk festival in Mostar, Bosnia, July 29, 2012.
Children jumping into the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, June 1, 2012.
Couple jumping into lake Podpec, Slovenia, August 6, 2012.
Actor Doug Jones jumps during a photo shoot at the premiere of "The guards" ( "The Watch") at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, July 23, 2012.
A policeman jumps over the wall during a training exercise at a military base in Chuzhou, China, July 25, 2012.
The dancers of the English National Ballet perform before the final competition in gymnastics women to "O2 Arena" during the Olympic Games in London, August 2, 2012.
Jonathan Horton of the US trains on the "O2 Arena" before the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London July 25, 2012. The photograph was taken using the multiple exposure technique.
138 skydivers form a huge snowflake over Ottawa, Illinois, August 3, 2012. The team took 15 attempts and 3 days to break the previous record, which was established in 2009 by a group of 108 paratroopers.
Girls ride attraction "Ring of Fire" ( "Ring of Fire") in Brainerd, Minnesota, July 31, 2012.
A boy flying a kite on the banks of the Amazon in Iquitos, Peru, August 13, 2012.