Just who would be a better judge of sports and adventure photography than Red Bull? More than just the world's most popular energy drink, Red Bull has aggressively marketed itself so that the brand name is synonymous with extreme sports and daring stunts. In fact, who doesn't remember skydiver Paul Steiner showing us what a connecting flight truly means? The images were unforgettable.

Red Bull is back with their fantastic photography contest, called Red Bull Illume, revealing a list of 50 finalists as well as their winners. As you will see, each of the ten category winners, shown below, represent an "extremely" unique view of an action or adventure sport that will inspire you to push your own limits both as a photographer and as a sportsman (or sportswoman).

Overall Winner and Illumination Category Winner

Chris Burkard

Close Up Category Winner

Nathan Smith

Energy Winner

Stuart Gibson

Experimental Winner

Daniel Grund

Culture Winner

Vincent Perraud

New Creativity Winner

Eric Berger

Playground Winner

Tim Korbmacher

Sequence Winner

Miguel Angel Lopez Virgen

Spirit Winner

Adam Kokot

Wings Winner

Marcel Lämmerhirt

You can see the top 50 finalists, here, or download the category winners' wallpapers, here.

Red Bull Illume

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  • xXxperience!
  • PHWOW!!! Crazy stunts! I love the "Experimental" shot! As well as the "Culture" shot. \m/
  • Always been a coffee drinker and my action pics don't look like these should I switch to Red Bull ?
    Very exciting photography.
  • Redbull hurts my stomach but I love these pictures!
  • Wow, impressive series! Redbull is always doing cool stuff...
  • LOVE that "Sequence" winner shot. It's an original and very inventive idea to pull the subject out of the frames but to leave the shadow, showing in detail the trick that was pulled. Very cool. You guys are showcasing some killer photography here lately.

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