EVERY YEAR, RED BULL HOLDS an action sports photography contest called Illume. And every year, it picks the best action sports photos. This year’s finalists and winners are just staggeringly cool. We’ve put 36 of our favorites in the gallery below. If you want to see all of them, you can check out the Red Bull Illume website.

1

Overall Winner

Athlete: Senad Grosic. Location: Gablenz, Germany © Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016

2

Wings Category Winner

Athlete: Jamie Smith. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. © Micky Wiswedel / Red Bull Illume 2016

3

New Creativity Category Finalist

Athlete: Vero Vidal Torregrosa. Location: Cenote 7 Bocas, Mexico. © Enric Adrian Gener / Red Bull Illume 2016

4

Lifestyle Category Finalist

Athletes: Mayan Smith Gobat and Ben Rueck. Location: Piedra Riscada, Brazil. © Frank Kretschmann / Red Bull Illume 2016

5

Masterpiece Category Finalist

Athlete: Semen Lazarev. Location: San Salvador Island, Bahamas. © Victor Sukhorukov / Red Bull Illume 2016

6

Playground Category Winner

Athlete: Senad Grosic. Location: Senftenberg, Germany. © Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016

7

New Creativity Category Finalist

Athlete: Rahel Schelb. Location: Iceland. © Tim Kemple / Red Bull Illume 2016

8

Mobile Category Finalist

Athlete: Christopher Brown. Location: Potomac, Maryland, USA. © Skip Brown / Red Bull Illume 2016

9

New Creativity Category Winner

Athlete: Aaron Chase. Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA. © Ale Di Lullo / Red Bull Illume 2016

10

Mobile Category Finalist

Athlete: Charlie Cronk. Location: Fairfax, California, USA. © Satchel Cronk / Red Bull Illume 2016

11

Wings Category Finalist

Athlete: Andrew Pastura. Location: Hrabovo, Slovakia. © Jan Kasl / Red Bull Illume 2016

12

Energy Category Finalist

Athlete: Mons Roisland. Location: Folgefonna, Norway. © Emil Sollie / Red Bull Illume 2016

13

Energy Category Finalist

Athletes: Bartosz Staskiewicz, Sebastian Dratwa, Marta Molinska, Jan Kaczmarczyk, Sen Marcin and Agnieszka Rom. Location: Kazimierz Biskupi, Poland. © Kuba Konwent / Red Bull Illume 2016

14

Sequence Category Winner

Athletes: Miroslav Krejci, Jan Rudzinskyj, Stanislav Cejka and Jan Tvrdik. Location: Jaromer, Czech Republic. © Daniel Vojtech / Red Bull Illume 2016

15

Mobile Category Finalist

Athlete: Sabrina Chesterman. Location: Platteklip Gorge, South Africa. © Kelvin Trautman / Red Bull Illume 2016

16

Lifestyle Category Finalist

Athlete: Philipp Schicker. Location: Hoch-Ybrig, Switzerland. © Claudio Casanova / Red Bull Illume 2016

17

Lifestyle Category Finalist

Location: Venice, California, USA. © Michel Chernitzky / Red Bull Illume 2016

18

Masterpiece Category Finalist

Athlete: Landon McNamara. Location: Teahupo'o, French Polynesia. © Ben Thouard / Red Bull Illume 2016

19

Mobile Category Finalist

Location: Golden, Canada. © Reuben Krabbe / Red Bull Illume 2016

20

Playground Category Finalist

Athlete: Conny Mirbach. Location: Riem, Germany. © Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016

21

Lifestyle Category Finalist

Athlete: Halley Coxson. Location: Edmonton, Canada. © Kirsten Quist / Red Bull Illume 2016

22

Energy Category Finalist

Athlete: Patrick Kingsbury. Location: Indian Creek, Utah, USA. © Jeremiah Watt / Red Bull Illume 2016

23

New Creativity Category Finalist

Athlete: Cedric Romanens. Location: Laax, Switzerland. © Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016

24

New Creativity Category Finalist

Athlete: Erik Orgo. Location: Tallinn, Estonia. © Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Illume 2016

25

Wings Category Finalist

Athlete: Jonathan Paredes. Location: Victoria Falls, Zambia. © Samo Vidic / Red Bull Illume 2016

26

Masterpiece Category Finalist

Athlete: Manuel Melindo. Location: Siargao Island, Philippines. © Gaps Sabuero / Red Bull Illume 2016

27

Wings Category Finalist

Athlete: Andrey Grebennikov. Location: Riga, Latvia. © Vladimir Voronin / Red Bull Illume 2016

28

Wings Category Finalist

Athlete: Iker Fernandez. Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland. © Vernon Deck / Red Bull Illume 2016

29

Close Up Category Finalist

Athlete: Marianne Aventurier. Location: The Azores Islands, Portugal. © Alexandre Voyer / Red Bull Illume 2016

30

Close Up Category Finalist

Athlete: Gasper Dolinar. Location: Dolenja Vas, Slovenia. © Jan Pirnat / Red Bull Illume 2016

31

Energy Category Finalist

Athletes: Navid and Lil Amok. Location: Dusseldorf. © Thinh Little Shao Souvannarath / Red Bull Illume 2016

32

Playground Category Finalist

Athlete: Elvis Nunes. Location: Pedra de Lume, Cape Verde. © Rein Rijke / Red Bull Illume 2016

33

Masterpiece Category Finalist

Athlete: Max Horn. Location: Murnauer Moos, Germany. © Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume 2016

34

Close Up Category Finalist

Athlete: Beau Pilgrim. Location: Namotu Island, Fiji. © Stuart Gibson / Red Bull Illume 2016

35

Playground Category Finalist

Athlete: Wiz Fineron. Location: Grampians, Australia. © Ken Etzel / Red Bull Illume 2016

36

Mobile Category Winner

Location: Hakuba, Japan. © Vegard Aasen / Red Bull Illume 2016

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