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Six best voted photographs in the action sports universe

  • The six photographs are among the best images submitted for the X Games Zoom contest
  • Among them are shots of Canadian snowboarder Charles Reid soaring above a frozen waterfall and French snowboarder Victor de Le Rue back-flipping on the slopes 
  • California skier Michelle Parker was also captured climbing a mountain with ice axes in Alaska

Frozen waterfalls, Alaskan terrain and the soaring mountains of British Columbia are among the top photography picks in the world of action sports.

The six photographs are among the best images submitted for the X Games Zoom contest – a fan-voted contest celebrating action sports photography.

Among them are shots of Canadian snowboarder Charles Reid soaring above a frozen waterfall and French snowboarder Victor de Le Rue back-flipping on the slopes.  

California skier Michelle Parker was also captured climbing a mountain with ice axes in Denali National Park in Alaska. 

The photos were among those submitted by photographers in the BMX, skateboard, freeski, snowboard, surf, moto and mountain bike worlds. 

The fan-voted winner is set to be announced at the X Games in Aspen this weekend. 

Photographer Christian Pondella shot this image of California skier Michelle Parker climbing a mountain in Denali National Park, Alaska with crampons and ice axes before skiing back down on several inches of snow-lined glacier ice

Canadian snowboarder Charles Reid was captured boarding off a frozen waterfall in Canada by photographer Erin Hogue. The hill was so steep it was impossible to reach with snowmobiles, which meant they had to hike for an hour in waist deep snow just to get the shot

Canadian snowboarder Charles Reid was captured boarding off a frozen waterfall in Canada by photographer Erin Hogue. The hill was so steep it was impossible to reach with snowmobiles, which meant they had to hike for an hour in waist deep snow just to get the shot

Grant Gunderson snapped this shot of French snowboarder Victor de Le Rue in British Columbia. They were waiting for a helicopter to pick them up when de Le Rue pulled out this backflip no-footer for the camera

Grant Gunderson snapped this shot of French snowboarder Victor de Le Rue in British Columbia. They were waiting for a helicopter to pick them up when de Le Rue pulled out this backflip no-footer for the camera

Photographer Sean Kerrick Sullivan shot this skier in Alaska. He said: 'The terrain in Alaska is sculpted by the most psychedelic forces of nature and is 100 per cent worth a 6,000-mile round-trip drive to get to. This jump was one of the craziest natural features I've ever photographed'

Photographer Sean Kerrick Sullivan shot this skier in Alaska. He said: ‘The terrain in Alaska is sculpted by the most psychedelic forces of nature and is 100 per cent worth a 6,000-mile round-trip drive to get to. This jump was one of the craziest natural features I’ve ever photographed’

Jussi Grznar took this photo of Wiley Miller filming his latest movie in Pemberton, B.C. He said: 'I was always interested how these movies are produced and what goes into making them. Fifteen years later it stills blow my mind'

Jussi Grznar took this photo of Wiley Miller filming his latest movie in Pemberton, B.C. He said: ‘I was always interested how these movies are produced and what goes into making them. Fifteen years later it stills blow my mind’

Photographer Stuart Gibson took this image of Beau Pilgrim screaming past him while surfing in Fiji. He said: 'I love how his hand drags through the wall of the wave; you can almost reach out and high five the surfer from underneath'

Photographer Stuart Gibson took this image of Beau Pilgrim screaming past him while surfing in Fiji. He said: ‘I love how his hand drags through the wall of the wave; you can almost reach out and high five the surfer from underneath’



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