ESPN the Magazine returns with their annual “Body Issue,” in which they celebrate the physical form of the world’s elite athletes.

The issue features a number of both male and female athletes across the sporting world — including tennis star Venus Williams, NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, BMX rider Nigel Sylvester, pro skateboarder and RallyCross racer Travis and Lyn-Z Pastrana, NBA big man Serge Ibaka, boxing Bernard Hopkins, MLB slugger Prince Fielder, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, and many others.

Take a sneak peek at some of the shots here, and check out “The Body Issue” in the latest issue of ESPN the Magazine, on newsstands soon. For more photos and interviews, visit