This shot was captured in our big trip for the Spiritofreedom.ru project in 2019. Trip covered half of Russia and Kazakhstan and this location we found in Altyn-Emel National Park of Kazakhstan. Throughout location scouting we saw interesting natural drops, so we didn't dig any second for the shot. Matvey suggested to shoot "something" there, and that "something" appeared to be 360ing it down to the desert loam. It wasn't the "first try" send, and one of the tries is this actual shot.
Due to the filming process and being quite an open location, it was an important quest for me and the cameraman to not show up in the frames of each other. Based on this input I was hiding behind the drop rock.
In the end, Matvey rode away from that trick and didn't break himself or any piece of the desert.
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.