Image Quest 2021 is the sixth version of Red Bull Illume’s journey and motion sports activities images contest, and this 12 months’s finalists embrace some gorgeous photographs chosen from over 47,000 complete submissions. Congratulations to the Overall Winner Will Saunders and to the class winners.
Here’s a slideshow of our 25 favourite winner and finalist photographs. Learn extra about Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 on the contest’s official web site.
Overall Winner: “Dirtbag Superhero” by Will Saunders
“Whenever I’m going out to make some photographs, I do my finest to come back again with one thing that I have never carried out earlier than. I’ve shot whippers many a time, however this time I needed to attempt one thing slightly completely different. A gaggle of us rallied out to my favourite place within the desert to get some climbing in and make some imagery alongside the best way. I requested Jake to actually form his physique into extra of a strong motion somewhat than the basic falling place. With grace and magnificence, Jake pulled this form out of the air, permitting me to seize a picture that’s distinctive in comparison with a lot of the literal climbing imagery we see. His physique jogged my memory of a superhero, which is becoming to me as a result of most of my pals on this motion sports activities world are my heroes. The ticket right here was to simply push the conceptual thought sufficient whereas additionally grounding the picture in actuality.”