The infamous "Heat Dome" heat wave of 2021 that hit Western Canada and United States just started about a week prior to getting this shot. We consistently had temperatures above 40 degrees Celcius every day, and with that the Kicking Horse kept rising and rising with snow melting from the Rocky Mountains. The Middle "Bridge Rapid" of the Kicking Horse was rocking, and Benny wanted all of it.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.