Sunday, January 30, 2011

Best 50 Photos from the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010

Posted by magz on 9:19 PM

Red Bull Illume searches the world for the best action and adventure sports photography and honours the men and women behind the lense. The winning pictures will be unveiled at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland next week.

In total, 4,337 photographers from 112 countries have entered Red Bull Illume bidding to be one of the top 50 finalists, spread over 10 category winners with one overall winner and one Athlete's Choice winner. Almost 23,000 images have been submitted to the world's biggest action photography contest.

The winning entries are conta are on these boxes, currently under heavy guard at historic Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland. Tonight at 9:00pm (CET) the covers will be lifted and the 50 finalist images illuminated for all to see.

Photographer: Riccardo Monti, Athlete: Vanni Oddera, Location: Dorno, Pavia, Italy

Photographer: Thomas Stöckli, Athlete: Steve Gruber, Location: Hoch-Ybrig, Switzerland

Photographer: Toby Caughron, Athlete: Duane Peters, Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Photographer: Ricky Adam, Athlete: Owain Clegg, Location: Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom

Photographer: Dominic Zimmermann, Athlete: David Bertschinger, Location: Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Photographer: Jeremy Koreski, Athlete: Peter Devries, Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Photographer: Ryan Fudger, Athletes: DK Team (Nina Buitrago, Quinn Semling, Zack Yankush, Brian Hunt, Brett Walker, Brian Kachinsky, and filmer Shad Johnson), Location: Paris, France

Photographer: Rutger Pauw, Athlete: Daniel Ilabaca, Location: Mumbai, India

Photographer: Brian Bielmann, Athlete: Andy Irons, Location: Teahupoo, French Polynesia

Photographer: Nathan Smith, Athlete: Andrew Mooney, Location: Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia

Photographer: Mike Smolowe, Athlete: CJ Hobgood, Location: Mundaka, Basque Country, Spain

Photographer: Christoph Schöch, Athlete: Daniel Schiessl, Location: Hintertux, Austria

Photographer: Jed Weingarten, Athletes: Luke Spencer, Location: Outlet Falls, WA, USA

Photographer: Mike Killion, Athlete: Brad Tunis, Location: Hammond, IN, USA

Photographer: Sterling Lorence, Athlete: Matt Hunter Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada

Photographer: Adam Kokot, Athlete: Michal Krol, Location: Spisske Tomasovce, Slovakia

Photographer: Tim Korbmacher, Athlete: Stefan Lantschner, Location: Krefeld, Germany

Photographer: Alessio Barbanti, Athlete: Taddy Blazusiak, Location: Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy

Photographer: Stéphane Candé, Athlete: Tony Rocci, Location: Lyon, France

Photographer: Tim Kemple, Athletes: Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Location: Yosemite National Park, CA, USA

Photographer: Lorenz Holder, Athlete: Marco Smolla, Location: Ruka, Finland

Photographer: Miguel Angel López Virgen, Athlete: Alfredo Salcido, Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

Photographer: Daniel Grund, Athlete: Alex Maclean, Nicolas Ivanoff, Location: Monument Valley, UT, USA

Photographer: Chris Burkard, Athlete: Peter Mendia, Location: Buchupero, Chile

Photographer: Ricky Adam, Athlete: Alex Kennedy, Location: Berlin, Germany

Photographer: Maiko Mou, Athlete: Maiko Mou, Location: Papenoo, Tahiti

Photographer: Josh Letchworth, Athlete: Ben Horan, Location: Nahunta, GA, USA

Photographer: Marcelo Maragni, Athlete: Bruno Dias, Location: São Tomé das Letras, Brazil

Photographer: Stuart Gibson, Athlete: Ryan Hipwood, Location: Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania, Australia

Photographer: Dean Treml, Athlete: Steve Black, Location: Hamburg, Germany

Photographer: Matthieu Georges, Athlete: Teo Konttinen, Location: Sölden, Austria

Photographer: Éric Antoine, Athlete: Eniz Fazliov, Location: Tenerife, Spain

Photographer: Derek Frankowski, Athlete: Mike Hopkins, Location: Big Water, UT, USA

Photographer: Roberto Alegría, Athlete: Inigo Igarza, Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain

Photographer: Flo Hagena, Athlete: Eigo Sato, Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Photographer: Silvano Zeiter, Athlete: Martin Seiler, Location: Simplon, Switzerland

Photographer: Vincent Perraud, Athletes: Alex Baret and friends, Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Photographer: Fred Mortagne, Athlete: Alex Gavin, Location: Montréal, QC, Canada

Photographer: Thomas Stöckli, Athlete: Markus Keller, Location: Davos, Switzerland

Photographer: Rami Hanafi, Athlete: Scotty Lago, Location: Truckee, CA, USA

Photographer: Marcel Lämmerhirt, Athlete: José Eber Pava Ordoñez, Location: Hamburg, Germany

Photographer: Christophe Margot, Athlete: Reine Barkered, Location: Squaw Valley, CA, USA

Photographer: Will Wissman, Athlete: Reggie Crist, Location: Haines, AK, USA

Photographer: Erik Boomer, Athlete: Tyler Bradt, Location: Palouse Falls State Park, WA, USA

Photographer: Oskar Enander, Athlete: Sverre Liliequist, Location: Engelberg, Switzerland

Photographer: Camilla Stoddart, Athlete: Josie Symons, Location: Rob Roy Glacier, Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

Photographer: Rainer Eder, Athlete: Walter Hungerbühler, Location: Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

Photographer: Sébastien Anex, Athlete: Nicolas Vaudroz Location: Tanigawadake Tenjindaira, Gunma, Japan

Photographer: Eric Berger, Athlete: Dan Treadway, Location: Whistler, BC, Canada

Photographer: Agustin Munoz, Athlete: Orlando Duque, Location: Negril, Jamaica