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In pics: Winning action shots in Image Quest competition

Chris Burkard / Red Bull Illume

Winners have been announced in the world's biggest action and adventure photography competition. Here's the overall winning photo, a surfer riding waves off the coast of Chile.

Nathan Smith / Red Bull Illume

Nearly 5,000 photographers entered the competition. This photo of a surfer in New South Wales, Australia, won the prize for best close up.

Eric Berger / Red Bull Illume

Eric Berger braved the cold to get this incredible shot from a crevasse to show an airborne skier near Whistler, in Canada.

Marcel Lämmerhirt / Red Bull Illume

Check out the top of this picture... can you see the diver? He was taking part in a cliff-diving contest in Hamburg, Germany.

Tim Korbmacher / Red Bull Illume

This photo of BMX riding with a difference in Krefeld, Germany, won Tim Korbmacher top prize in the playground category.

Miguel Angel López Virgin / Red Bull Illume

And how about this for creative skateboarding? This shot was taken in Guadalajara, Mexico.