There is something special about climbing photography. It shows us perspectives and vantage points that few, if any of us, are brave enough to reach. It calls on us to admire not only the climber and the physical strength and poise required to move in this vertical terrain – but the photographer too. Not only have they shared the suffering to get into position, they’ve also held their nerve to frame, compose and get the shot – often with few options to move around, or change a battery. That takes something. To celebrate this unique art form, we went through submissions to bring you the best climbing photography from Red Bull Illume 2021. Sit back and enjoy.
Looking back: Lifestyle by COOPH
Images that capture the lifestyle of adventure and action sports are the focus of Lifestyle by COOPH and what we will share with you this week! We’ve selected eight of the most noteworthy images of recent years for you to check out while you wait for the big semi-finalist announcement coming on Thursday.