Entries to Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 reached a record-breaking level, and the quality of submissions completely blew the judges away. To celebrate these talented photographers, we are offering photography fans and curious entrants the first sneak peek at these images.

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Red Bull Illume 2016 saw 34.624 images submitted by 5.645 photographers from 120 countries around the world. And from June 1, 2016 we’ll start releasing randomly selected shots out of all entries via our social channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The submissions show action and adventure sports photography at its best, and come from an astounding number of disciplines ranging from rock climbing and high-lining to free-diving, skateboarding and snow sports. They show these sports performed in jaw-dropping locations around the world, captured using spectacular angles and innovative and inspiring photographic techniques.

Following the judging process the 55 best shots, including the various winners, will be unveiled and honored at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in Chicago, USA on September 28, 2016.

Stay tuned to redbullillume.com for the latest info and follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a glimpse of the greatest action and adventure photography you’re ever likely to see.