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Best 50 Photos from the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010


Red Bull Illume searches the world for the best action & adventure sports photography & honours the men & females behind the lense. The winning pics 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 section winners with one overall winner & one Athlete's Choice winner. 23,000 images have been submitted to the world's largest 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