The Most Radical Adventure Pix Ever

Wild adventure photos
Douwe Macare is seen skateboarding on ice in Sonsbeek park in Arnhem, The Netherlands on February 14, 2021. // Rutger Pauw / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202102170048 // Usage for editorial use only //

Well, ok, that’s an exaggeration, but Red Bull has always put the money and effort into getting dramatic images from its athletes. How many lawyers and waivers and fees did it take, you have to wonder, to set up that shot below with the jumbo jet? It’s true that in many of the images below, the action has been set up specifically for the photo. But that’s often the case in adventure photography. The best shots are rarely grab shots.

Yet these inspiring images also teach us — about cool places, rare niche sports, like ice-skateboarding on a frozen Holland canal, or just beautiful clean framing. Enjoy.

Macare’s ice-skateboard. Rutger Pauw/Red Bull

Jason Paul responds to “Last Call for Mr. Paul” in Munich, Germany. Photo: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull

French big-wave surfer Justine Dupont barrels at 66kph down one of the biggest waves ever in Nazaré, Portugal. Photo: Rafael G. Riancho/Red Bull

Cliff diving legend Orlando Duque and Mexican star Jonathan Paredes dive into a sinkhole in the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: Jose Duch/Red Bull

Sebastian Alvarez wingsuits above Maitencillo Beach, Valparaiso, Chile last month. Photo: Nicolas Gantz/Red Bull

Szymon Godziek does a backflip nohand in Kudowa, Poland. Photo: Julian Mittelstaedt/Red Bull

Dimitris Kyrsanidis on Santorini island, Greece. Photo: Samo Vidic/Red Bull


About the Author

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

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