Take a Look at the Winning Images of This Year’s Red Bull Illume Competition

You will definitely change your view at the action sports once seeing such outstanding and creative photos.

The Red Bull Illume competition is one of the most recognized photography contests in the world of extreme sports. A throng of adventure sports photographers from across the globe convened in the Art Institute of Chicago — waiting to hear if their images were one of the 11 category winners for this year’s bout. The varying categories range from “Close Up,” “Energy,” “Enhance,” “Lifestyle,” “New Creativity,” “Playground,” “Mobile,” “Wings,” “Spirit,” “Sequence by Sony,” and the “Masterpiece.”

Germany-based photographer Lorenz Holder nabbed the throne with his visual portraying BMX rider Senad Grosic doing a nose wheelie over a bridge in Gablenz, Germany. All in all, it took a squad of 53 judges to meticulously sift through over 30,000 images.

 

Photographer: Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016 Category: “Masterpiece”

 

Photographer: Luke Shadbolt / Red Bull Illume 2016 Category: “Energy”

 

Photographer: Vegard Aasen / Red Bull Illume 2016 Category: “Mobile”

 

Photographer: Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016 Category: “Playground”