Winners Crowned at the Red Bull Illume

The photography greats were out in full force for the annual Red Bull Illume Image Quest held at the LUMEN Museum in South Tyrol, Italy. This year the action and adventure sports imagery contest received a record-breaking 59,551 images which were narrowed down to 60 finalists across 11 categories. French photographer Ben Thouard was the big winner of the evening with his incredible underwater surfing image, which won the Energy category and was also crowned overall winner of the event.

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Photo credits: Ben Thouard/Red Bull, Jean-Baptiste Liautard/Red Bull, Marco Fuerst/Red Bull, Denis Klero/Red Bull