Jamie Smith in Cape Town, South Africa (Micky Wiswedel / Red Bull)
List 15 January

Photo Gallery: 22 of the most exhilarating action photos you've ever seen

From crazy climbing and off-piste skiing to diving with sharks, check out this heart-stopping collection of action shots from some of the world's best adventure photographers


Pat Kingsburty in Utah, USA (Jeremiah Watt / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Diver in Faial Island, Portugal (Alexandre Voyer / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Diver in Mexico (Klaus Thymann / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
A giant iceberg in Iceland (Tim Kemple / Red Bull Illume)

 


Kai Lenny in Peahi, HI, United States (Fred Pompermayer / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Dominic Roithmair and Marco Fuerst at Bromo National Park, Indonesia (Sergey Shakuto / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Ken MacDonald in Mauritania (Jody MacDonald / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Victor Sukhorukov in Saint Petersburg, Russia (Victor Sukhorukov / Red Bull Illume)

 


Chris Hampton in Australia (Simon Carter / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Jonathan Paredes in Denmark (Dean Treml / Red Bull Illume)

 


Senad Grosic in Germany (Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume)

 


Hiking in Hakuba, Japan (Vegard Aasen / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
John Neilson in New Zealand (Dean Treml / Red Bull Illume)

 

Aaron Chase in New York City, USA (Ale Di Lullo / Red Bull Illume)
 
 

 
Wiz Fineron in Australia (Ken Etzel / Red Bull Illume)

 


Erik Orgo in Estonia (Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Illume)

 

 
Miroslav Krejci, Jan Rudzinskyj, Stanislav Cejka and Jan Tvrdik in Czech Republic  (Daniel Vojtěch / Red Bull Illume)

 


Tor Lundström in Sochi, Russian Federation (Dasha Nosova / Red Bull Illume)

 

 Jamie Smith in Cape Town, South Africa (Micky Wiswedel / Red Bull Illume)

 

 Renan Faccini in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Luke Shadbolt / Red Bull Illume)

 



Senad Grosic in Senftenberg, Germany (Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume)

 

Rustam Gelmanov in France (Denis Klero / Red Bull Illume)

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All the above photos are taken from the incredible photography book Red Bull Illume Coffee Table Book. The limited edition Red Bull Illume Coffee Table Book is now available to buy at www.redbullillumebook.com for $59 USD (approx £48).

Main image: Jamie Smith in Cape Town, South Africa (Micky Wiswedel / Red Bull)