Each year, Red Bull holds its Illume competition to celebrate the best sports and action photography from around the world.
Over 6000 photographers submitted images to the competition, with the final entry tally sitting at 28,257 photos.
The winning image was taken by Lorenz Holder, a snowboarder-turned-professional photographer from Germany. Holder also won the Experimental and Playground categories. As the overall winner, he took home a Leica S, a Broncolor Move Outdoor kit and equipment from Sun Sniper.
Holder used a Canon 5D Mark II with 18mm Carl Zeiss lens to snap this photo, using two Elinchrom flash units to create a silhouette of the dish and to illuminate the snowflakes. A four-second exposure was needed to gather enough light.
One of the only studio shots in the competition, this photo won the New Creative category. Vojtech set up his studio to allow Czech four-cross rider Tomas Slavik to hang from his bike while suspended from the ceiling.
Jeroen Nieuwhuis won the Close Up category for capturing Erik Journee in the Netherlands. After several attempts and almost smashing his camera on the road from the pursuit, Nieuwhuis was able to grab the winning image as the sun was setting.