Photos: amazing adventures with Red Bull Illume

The Red Bull Illume Image Quest finds the best action images – and some scream 'adventure'!
By Josh Sampiero

The premise of Red Bull Illume Image Quest is simple: to celebrate the photographers who capture the most amazing athletes in amazing places. Often, simply getting to that location is an adventure. Out of nearly 30,000 images submitted, the Red Bull Illume judges have shortlisted 250 – and the Adventure channel picked out our favorites before the winners are unveiled on August 29th. Scroll down and enjoy.

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Leaping off the Castleton wall
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Krystle Wright
Leaping off the Castleton wall Michael Tomchek BASE jumps in Castle Valley, Utah. © Krystle Wright/Red Bull Illume
Mountain biking the moon
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Rutger Pauw
Mountain biking the moon Sebastian Keep rides a moonscape in Argentina. © Rutger Pauw/Red Bull Illume
High above the treeline
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Alexandre Buisse
High above the treeline Mich Kemeter freely traverses in Yosemite National Park. © Alexandre Buisse/Red Bull Illume
Après-surf
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Chris Burkard
Après-surf Too cold? Nah... there just wasn't any surf. The walk home in Alaska. © Chris Burkard/Red Bull Illume
Dirtying the air
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Dave Trumpore
Dirtying the air Joey Schusler sprays some dirt in Boulder, CO. © Dave Trumpore/Red Bull Illume
The height of danger
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Grant Gunderson
The height of danger A skier on Washington's infamous Mt Baker shows off the imposingly tall crown where an avalanche began. © Grant Gunderson/Red Bull Illume
Under ice
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 George Karbus
Under ice Katerina Hamsikova in a different kind of 'green room' in the Arctic Sea. © George Karbus/Red Bull Illume
Dropping Tomata
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Tim Kemple
Dropping Tomata Tyler Bradt goes vertical south of the border in Mexico. © Tim Kemple/Red Bull Illume
Peaking out
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Adam Moran
Peaking out Frederik Kalbermatten enjoys the view – and he'll enjoy the ride down. © Adam Moran/Red Bull Illume
Vertical attack
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Krystle Wright
Vertical attack Ben Cossey gets grumpy with the Grampians in Victoria, Australia. © Krystle Wright/Red Bull Illume
Tidal waves
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Scott Dickerson
Tidal waves The Turnagain Arm, in Alaska, shows off the tidal bore wave that carries surfers for miles. © Scott Dickerson/Red Bull Illume
Constructive climbing
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Rainer Eder
Constructive climbing David Lama explores new boundaries. © Rainer Eder/Red Bull Illume
Lines of spines
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Mattias Fredriksson
Lines of spines There's always a way down. Some ways are sketchier than others. © Mattias Fredriksson/Red Bull Illume
Highliner
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Martin Lugger
Highliner Athlete Florian Ebner walks a daring line over the Lienzer Dolomites in Austria in this Red Bull Illume finalist image. © Martin Lugger/Red Bull Illume
White washed
Red Bull Illume 2013 Top-250 Stuart Gibson
White washed Ryan Hargrave checks out the bottom in Namotu, Fiji. © Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume
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