We’ve put together a selection of some of our favourite images from Red Bull Illume – the international action and adventure sports photography contest.
There’s ice climbing, cave diving and awesome kayaking – all captured by some of the world’s best photographers.
Think you can compete? There are fewer than three weeks to go until the submissions deadline closes for the world's greatest action and adventure sports photography contest, so get your photos ready!
Once you have your images ready to go, simply register on redbullillume.com and submit your entry. Remember that submissions close on March 31, 2016.
1. Patagonian ice climbing
This atmospheric image was taken by Juan Cruz Rabaglia in the incredible Glacier Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina. Leonardo Cuny Proverbio climbs in one of the caverns which open up in the glacier after years of water pouring through. These caves can only be explored when the lakes are dry!
2. Cave diving
This shot was taken in Weebubbie Cave, Nullarbor, Australia. The cave was inky dark during the photoshoot and was illuminated when photographer Liz Rogers took the photo with the camera in bulb mode and the flash fired manually. She had to use her memory to frame the shots in the dark.
3. Underwater interaction
This photo from George Karbus was taken in Lahinch, Ireland. Free diving in Ireland presents some problems – cold temperatures and bad visibility. But when the moments are good, they’re awesome. This image shows freediver Kate Hamsikova with a wild bottlenose dolphin and an amazing moment between human and animal.
4. Above the clouds
Photographer Krystle Wright was part of a five-week expedition with three paragliders – Tom de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco as they tried to break the world altitude record. They also wanted to explore Pakistan. The day this photo was taken they flew for hours over the heart of the Karakoram Range during which Krystle’s hands became so cold she lost all feeling – warming them back up again was intense!
5. Hiking to the river
This image shows Rush Sturges as he hikes up to do another lap down Tenaya Falls, California. Taken by Matt Baker.
6. Swiss ice climbing
This shot by Ray Demski shows Alex Luger climbing the final pitch of Brückenfall WI5 in the Avers Valley, Switzerland.
7. The rush of the waterfall
This image shows kayaker Tyler Bradt on a line above Tomata 1 in Tlapacoyan, Mexico. It was taken by Tim Kemple.
8. Nepal hiking
This shot was taken by Jakub Sedivy as he hiked a nine-day trek to the Langu Khola river drainage in Nepal. After reaching the river at an altitude of 4,650m, Jakub and his group paddled another 550km – 19 days of white water. The group achieved the first complete decent of the Langu Khola.
9. Joshua Tree
R. Tyler Gross is pictured climbing in Joshua Tree on a boulder called the Secret Samurai. He took the image of himself after successfully climbing the v6 route the day before. The following day he aimed to take a picture but took two hours running up and down the hill trying to get it perfect.
10. Sea and ice
This shot by Mike Leeds shows kayaker Erik Boomer, known as the Honey Badger. He is shown paddling whitewater at the Sahalie Falls on McKenzie River, Oregon. He had just finished a 104-day, 1,485-mile circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island on ski and kayak and this was his first day back in a whitewater kayak.
11. Spirit Falls sequence
This image shows kayaker Evan Garcia on Spirit Falls, Little White Salmon River, Washington. To get the shot photographer Mike Leeds hiked down the canyon and perched himself on a rock at the lip of the falls. It was pretty slippery and one wrong move would’ve been disastrous. Thankfully all went well and he took this awesome photo.
12. Under the ice
Another incredible image from George Karbus, this time of Kate Hamsikova free diving under 1.2m thick ice. It was taken during a sunny day inside the Arctic Circle, Russia.
13. Climbing with a difference
Rainer Eder captured this unsual image while shooting Mammut's pro climbers. He wanted to take them out of their usual setting. This photo shows Anna Stöhr climbing in a car yard. The location brought some difficulties with the cars having sharp parts not suitable for handholds. After a lot of effort they got this shot!
14. Yosemite highline
Can you see El Capitan in the background? This image from Alexandre Buisse shows Mich Kemeter freesoloing the Taft Point highline in Yosemite.
15. Paragliding over sand dunes
This shot was taken by Jody MacDonald during her time spent on The Best Odyssey – a five-year world kiteboarding expedition. During the trip she sailed up to this huge sand dune in Mozambique. Turned out they were the first people to paraglide the 17-mile-long dune!