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Photos of Thrill Seekers that Will Get Your Adrenaline-Pumping

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Every three years Red Bull’s Illume photo contest is held. It’s a contest that honors the photographers who are constantly putting themselves in harm’s way to get breathtaking action sports photographs from the globe’s most remote and underwear-soiling spots.

“A lot of the photographers are going to just as extreme lengths as the athletes,” says Tarquin Cooper, a spokesperson for Red Bull Illume. “They’re putting themselves in positions where you’re like, ‘How can you even think about taking a picture?’”

Are you a thrill seeker? Virtually everyone knows what it’s like to feel really scared: A pounding heartbeat, faster breathing and always the butterflies in the stomach. But whether that fright is caused by watching a nail-biting horror movie, listening to a spine-chilling story, or prowling through a dark-as-night haunted house on Halloween, some people actually thrive on the feeling of being frightened.

Thrill seekers always seem to do everything out of the norm, basically because its boder-lined crazy. But for those moments where you’re dangling in the sky, skiing down a mountain or diving off a cliff it’s all worth it. [via wired.com]

f you’ve enjoyed this collection check out 23 Heart Dropping Photos for Thrill Seekers.

 

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Photo by Stuart Gibson
Ryan Hargrave in Namotu, Fiji

 

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Photo by Claudio Casanova
Snowboarder Philipp Schicker photographed through a 10kg crystal ball in Oberiberg, Switzerland.
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Photo by Jaanus Ree
Gard Hvaara at Simple Session, one of Europe’s biggest skateboarding & BMX contests.

 

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Photo by Juan Cruz Rabaglia
An ice cavern underneath Patagonia’s Perito Moreno Glacier.

 

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Photo by David Carlier
Gary Edgeworth goes over Mesa Falls in Targhee National Park in Idaho.

 

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Photo by Sterling Lorence
 Matt Hunter does a 45-foot air to wall ride in Kamloops, BC, Canada.
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Photo by Christian Pondella
Tim Emmett climbs Helmcken Falls, located in Wells Grey Provincial Park in British Columbia.

 

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Photo by Elias Kunosson
Fredrik Berggren in Åre, Sweden.

 

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Photo by Ray Demski
Bernd Zangerl during a bouldering trip to the Indian Himalayas.

 

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Photo by Rainer Eder
Austria’s Anna Stöhr climbs at a car dump in Thörishaus, Switzerland.

 

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Photo by Ryan Taylor
Ben Horan carving through a flooded cranberry field in Manitowish Waters, WI.

 

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Photo by Jody MacDonald
 Gavin McClurg flies over the Bazaruto Archipeligo in Mozambique.

 

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Photo by Martin Lugger
Florian Ebner on a highline in the Austrian Dolomites.

 

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Photo by Paul Bride
Hanging ice dagger situated in the middle of a steep rock wall at Ghost River in the Canadian Rockies, AB, Canada.

 

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Photo by Scott Dickerson
Stand up paddle boarders surf the Turnagain Arm bore tide in Alaska.

 

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Photo by Scott Serfas
 John Jackson snowboards in the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska.

 

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Photo by George Karbus
Kate Hamsikova freedives with a wild bottle nose dolphin off the coast of Ireland.

 

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Photo by Stuart Gibson
Surfer Sean Woolnough off of Namotu Island, Fiji.

 

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Photo by Krystle Wright
BASE jumper Michael Tomchek takes a 400ft leap off Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, UT.

 

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Photo by Rafal Meszka
Freediver Emilia Biala in Dahab, Egypt.

 

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Photo by Dave Lehl
Andy Orley flies off his skateboard while skating down the famous Forest Gump road in Monument Valley, UT.

 

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Photo by Benjamin Ginsberg
Surfer Bobby Okvist airs off the back of a wave in Newport Beach, CA.
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