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: "Dances with Mantas" by Song Gang


"We came across the ocean to see the giant oceanic manta rays, the largest type of ray in the world. They can grow up to seven meters, and weigh about 3,000kg. However, they are always graceful, like an elegant dancer in the water. Sometimes they like to dance with each other, sometimes they come to divers and play with the bubbles. This time the giant swam to freediver Aolin, dancing with him. I captured this unique moment."