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Into the Abyss... www.redbullillume.com

The photo banks for the 2010 Red Bull Illume Image Quest are now open. 4,337 photographers registered for this year’s event, hailing from every lifestyle, walk of life and far-reaching corner of the Earth. With opening the Image Quest to the public and geo-tagging all the shots, both the people and the entrants can now fully size-up the competition, including where and what’s going down, all over the world. Judging is overseen by a wide collection of some of the most famous and respected photo professionals in all of action sports, with captions and credits remaining anonymous to ensure a neutral process. Here’s a selection of just a few of the many finalists; for more, check it at www.redbullillume.com.

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