Red Bull announced the winners of its third annual Illume sport photography contest on Thursday. The contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best work across a number of categories. 7,000 hopeful photographers, and 28,000 entries later, we have our winners — and they are incredible.
The above photo comes courtesy of overall contest winner Lorenz Holder, a German photographer who snapped professional snowboarder Xaver Hoffmann, mid-jump, over a satellite dish:
I found this unique spot in the summer and I really wanted to shoot a snowboard picture there. I told Xaver Hoffmann about the spot and he was also fascinated. My idea to shoot in heavy snowfall wasn’t going to be easy, as it only snowed once in this spot last season. So there was pretty much just a one-time chance to get this shot.