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 Andrew Chad

Finalist: Untitled by Andrew Chad

"If you ever want to frustrate yourself, try shooting skiing at night with a flash. We had an idea of what may happen if everything went in our favor, but that's the beauty of photography, it usually doesn't. So, when this image showed up on the back of the camera at the end of a week-long ski trip, we called it a night. Because sometimes a little bit of dumb luck is all you need. The image is fairly simple when it's broken down. A dark room, single flash and a white bounce sheet are the basic concepts here. Tracking the subject though the dark was a little tricky, but thank god for modeling lights. But what makes it special to me is the fact that Corey was wearing his daylight lenses in the middle of the night. The colored lenses and the reflection of the snow in them is the real treat of the image."