25 Incredible Photos From Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021

Image Quest 2021 is the sixth edition of Red Bull Illume’s adventure and action sports photography contest, and this year’s finalists include some stunning images selected from over 47,000 total submissions. Congratulations to the Overall Winner Will Saunders and to the category winners.

Here’s a slideshow of our 25 favorite winner and finalist images. Learn more about Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 at the contest’s official website.

Finalist: Untitled by Caleb Ely

Finalist: Untitled by Caleb Ely

After shooting for an hour in Blackrock, Oregan, with Austin Hemperley on some jumps lower down on the mountain, we decided to make our way to the singletrack trails up high. It felt like the shot was meant to be, because right as we entered the upper trail system, thick fog rolled in making for outstanding and rare shooting conditions. We started rushing up the trail to one jump Austin had in mind and made it right as the fog was starting to dissipate. We got in four hits on the jump before the idea of a wide angle showing more of the surrounding foggy trees popped into my head. We were only able to get two shots with that new angle fired off, and it so happened they turned out amazing! Thanks Austin for hustling for these shots and believing in the end result of my ideas!