So here you have it, monthly winner number 4 out of 5 in the Best of Instagram by SanDisk category looks like this:
May Best of Instagram by SanDisk Winner Revealed!
We’re happy to announce the winner this month is French photographer Jeremy Bernard, for this incredible slack-line shot taken at sunset – or is it sunrise? And… does it matter?
Jeremy spent months living on board a sailboat in the South Pacific, working on creating images like these – and they’re absolutely worth checking out. The story is best told in his own words:
“This shot of slackliner Nathan Paulin was taken on Ua Pou, Marquesas Island, during an expedition onboard of Maewan in French Polynesia. Maewan’s captain Erwan Le Lann is always looking for the craziest thing to achieve anywhere his boat brings him. So, when he had the idea to set the first highlines in Marquesas Island, I did everything possible to be onboard.
“The line was set above Sharks Bay in Ua Pou. It was 370m long and 72m high above the ocean. The name says it all, we were able to see the sharks and a few turtles in the bay from the line. It’s funny to think that five minutes prior to this shot it was pouring rain, we thought we just missed the most beautiful sunset ever and we would have to go back to the boat with nothing.”
On how it feels to be guaranteed as a finalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019:
“To bring this photo to the final is a great reward for all the team to have our work shown and highlighted in such an amazing competition. Also, I would like to say a big thank you to all the community who voted for me and I’m really looking forward for the ceremony in November!”
Well deserved, especially considering how close the public vote was this month. It literally went down to the last minutes before a winner was clear, and no wonder when you see the level of submissions. Check them all out here!
Next month is June, meaning there’s only one more month left to enter the Best of Instagram by SanDisk category.
But don’t forget, you can submit to the other 10 categories until July 31 by clicking here!