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Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013


The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental (where digital manipulation is allowed). This year the competition received more than 28,000 entries by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries. At the end of August, the top 50 finalists will be invited to attend a ceremony in Hong Kong, where the winners will be unveiled. The organizers at Red Bull were kind enough to allow me to select some of my favorites from among their current finalists and share them here with you. [38 photos]

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Photographer: Dimitrios Kontizas / Athletes: Hubert Schober, Kedley Oliveti / Location: Zakynthos, Greece (© Dimitrios Kontizas/Red Bull Illume)
Photographer: Dimitrios Kontizas / Athletes: Hubert Schober, Kedley Oliveti / Location: Zakynthos, Greece (© Dimitrios Kontizas/Red Bull Illume)
Photographer: Stuart Gibson / Athlete: Sean Woolnough / Location: Namotu Island, Fiji (© Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Carlos Hernandez / Athlete: Benet Bech de Careda / Location: Barcelona, Spain (© Carlos Hernandez/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Richard Baybutt / Athlete: Dan Clifford / Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom (© Richard Baybutt/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Matt Lusk / Athletes: Jesse Hines, Joey Crum / Location: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (© Matt Lusk/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Liz Rogers / Athlete: Stefan Eberhard / Location: Weebubbie Cave, Nullarbor Karst plain, Australia (© Liz Rogers/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Scott Serfas / Athlete: Travis Rice / Location: Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska (© Scott Serfas/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Ben Thouard / Athlete: Manu Bouvet / Location: Tuamotus, French Polynesia (© Ben Thouard/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Krystle Wright / Athlete: Michael Tomchek / Location: Castle Valley, Utah (© Krystle Wright/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Morgan Maassen / Athletes: Jake Marshall, Taylor Clark, Frankie Harrer, Colt Ward, Thelen Whorrell, Nolan Rapoza, Dryden Brown / Location: Tavarua, Fiji (© Morgan Maassen/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Jeroen Nieuwhuis / Athlete: Erik Journee / Location: Denekamp, Netherlands (© Jeroen Nieuwhuis/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Bernardo Gimenez / Athlete: Gabriele Moroni / Location: Margalef, Spain (© Bernardo Gimenez/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Juan Cruz Rabaglia / Athlete: Leonardo Cuny Proverbio / Location: Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina (© Juan Cruz Rabaglia/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Frederico Pompermayer / Athlete: Shane Dorian / Location: Maui, Hawaii (© Frederico Pompermayer/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Fernando Rodriguez / Athlete: Kike Rico / Location: San Jose de la Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain (© Fernando Rodriguez/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Scott Dickerson / Athletes: Mike McCune, Eric Newbury, Dave Calkins / Location: Turnagain Arm, Alaska (© Scott Dickerson/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Jason Reposar / Athlete: Dion Agius / Location: Bali, Indonesia (© Jason Reposar/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Stuart Gibson / Athlete: Ryan Hargrave / Location: Namotu, Fiji (© Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Alexandre Buisse / Athlete: Mich Kemeter / Location: Taft Point, Yosemite, California (© Alexandre Buisse/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: George Karbus / Athlete: Katerina Hamsikova / Location: White Sea, Arctic Circle, Russian Federation (© George Karbus/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Steve Montell / Athlete: Tom Hawkins / Location: Lombok, Indonesia (© Steve Montell/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Zakary Noyle / Athlete: Gabriel Medina / Location: Oahu, Hawaii (© Zakary Noyle/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Pierre Augier / Athlete: Tim Alongi / Location: Annecy, France (© Pierre Augier/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Grant Gunderson / Athletes: Zack Giffin, Paul Kimbrough, Matt Steinman / Location: North Cascades, Washington (© Grant Gunderson/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: George Karbus / Athlete: Katerina Hamsikova / Location: Lahinch, Ireland (© George Karbus/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Anthony Acosta / Athlete: Geoff Rowley / Location: Tehachapi, California (© Anthony Acosta/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Christian Rosillo / Athlete: Rubén Rodríguez / Location: Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain (© Christian Rosillo/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: George Karbus / Athlete: Tom Lowe / Location: Lahinch, Ireland (© George Karbus/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Roberto Bragotto / Athlete: Fabio Montagner / Location: Padova, Italy (© Roberto Bragotto/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Garrett Cortese / Athlete: Nick Robinson / Location: Groveland, Florida (© Garrett Cortese/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: David Carlier / Athlete: Gary Edgeworth / Location: Lower Mesa Falls, Idaho (© David Carlier/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Tony Czech / Athlete: Cam McCaul / Location: Virgin, Utah (© Tony Czech/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Christian Pondella / Athlete: Will Gadd, Tim Emmett / Location: Helmcken Falls, Wells Grey Provincial Park, British Columbia (© Christian Pondella/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Jody MacDonald / Athlete: Gavin McClurg / Location: Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique (© Jody MacDonald/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Jussi Grznar / Athlete: Mikey Rencz / Location: Whistler, British Columbia (© Jussi Grznar/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Dave Trumpore / Athlete: Joey Schusler / Location: Boulder, Colorado (© Dave Trumpore/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Tippy Dray / Athlete: Ian Wallace / Location: Cairns, Australia (© Tippy Dray/Red Bull Illume) #
Photographer: Benjamin Ginsberg / Athlete: Bobby Okvist / Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California (© Benjamin Ginsberg/Red Bull Illume) #

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