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Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013 Finalists

By Joseph Cha on August 14th 2013

Red Bull’s Illume is a contest focused on action and adventure sports photography. Illume showcases the most exciting sports in the most creative ways. Photographers and athletes around the world participate in the contest, showing their skills, creative angles, and beautiful landscapes. This photography contest happens once every 3 years, and in 2010, a total of 22,754 images were submitted by 4,773 photographers from 112 countries. 250 finalists have been selected for this years Red Bull Illume Photo Contest, and their photos are nothing short of amazing.

  • Photographer: Stuart Gibson
  • Athlete: Sean Woolnough
  • Location: Namotu Island, Fiji


  • Photographer: Rafal Meszka
  • Athlete: Emilia Biala
  • Location: Dahab, Egypt



  • Photographer: Anthony Acosta
  • Athlete: Geoff Rowley
  • Location: Tehachapi, CA, USA



  • Photographer: Roberto Bragotto
  • Athlete: Fabio Montagner
  • Location: Padova, Italy



  • Photographer: Rutger Pauw
  • Athlete: Ben Hennon
  • Location: Campo de Piedra Pomez, Argentina



  • Photographer: Benjamin Ginsberg
  • Athlete: Bobby Okvist
  • Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Big South Swell Hits the Wedge, Newport Beach!


  • Photographer: Yves Suter
  • Athlete: Dominik Betschart
  • Location: Kiroro, Hokkaido, Japan



  • Photographer: Stéphane Candé
  • Athlete: Bryan Regnier
  • Location: Venelles, France



  • Photographer: Brian Bielmann
  • Athlete: Matt Meola
  • Location: Secret spot, Peru

Matt Meola


  • Photographer: Willi Nothers
  • Athlete: Teddy Berr
  • Location: Saas-Fee, Wallis, Switzerland



  • Photographer: Jussi Grznar
  • Athlete: Anto Chamberland
  • Location: Montreal, QC, Canada



  • Photographer: Dominic Zimmermann
  • Athlete: Mike Knobel
  • Location: Hoch-Ybrig, Switzerland



  • Photographer: Nicholai Go
  • Athlete: Riot Kings
  • Location: Manila, Philippines



  • Photographer: Jason Reposar
  • Athlete: Dion Agius
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia



  • Photographer: Daniel Roos
  • Athlete: Amir Kabbani
  • Location: Malaga, Spain



  • Photographer: Elias Kunosson
  • Athlete: Fredrik Berggren
  • Location: Åre, Sweden

IndianAir - EliasKPhoto.com


The next Red Bull Illume contest should be in 2016, so stay inspired, creative, and most of all, extreme!

If you want to see the rest of the finalists click here!



I’m a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don’t have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.

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