Leigh Wiley, 31, (left) and Rebecca Shipe, 35, hang on aerial hammocks at Santa Monica Beach on Wednesday. Aerial hammocks are made from fabric that forms a cocoon around the performer’s body creating beautiful shapes inside and fantastic tricks outside of the apparatus. The hammocks are commonly used as modern circus art and have captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide. High in the air, the performer wraps themselves into intricate knots to create an astounding array of breathtaking poses, drops, and slides. Photo by Fabian Lewkowicz FabianLewkowicz.com

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