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Incredible pictures capture daredevil athletes taking on the world’s greatest challenges in extreme sports


IT’S down to the highwire for the finalists in a contest to select the world’s best action photographers.

Among the snaps is daredevil Yvan Pinard tackling a 580m line between peaks in the French Alps.

Daredevil Yvan Pinard tackled a 580m line between peaks in the French Alps

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Daredevil Yvan Pinard tackled a 580m line between peaks in the French AlpsCredit: Anthony Chenot / Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency
Up for the win is this shot of surfer Koa Rothman in Hawaii

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Up for the win is this shot of surfer Koa Rothman in HawaiiCredit: Ryan Moss / Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency

Photographer Anthony Chenot, 30, said: “The camera never leaves my hand.”

Others in the Red Bull Illume contest include a pic of Anne Eaton skateboarding in a pool in Germany and surfer Koa Rothman in Hawaii.

The winner will be announced next month.

Anne Eaton skateboards in a pool in Germany

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Anne Eaton skateboards in a pool in GermanyCredit: Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency
The Red Bull Illume contest is looking to find the best daredevil photography

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The Red Bull Illume contest is looking to find the best daredevil photographyCredit: Jordan Manoukian /Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency
This is one of the finalists in a contest to select the world’s best action photographers

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This is one of the finalists in a contest to select the world’s best action photographersCredit: Hamish Frost / Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency
The winner will be announced next month

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The winner will be announced next monthCredit: Tristan Shu / Red Bull Illume / Animal News Agency
Shocking moment daredevil balances on the front of DLR as it speeds 50mph through tunnel before running off

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