Athlete: Xaver Hoffmann
"I found this unique spot in the summer, and I really wanted to shoot a snowboard picture there," German photographer Lorenz Holder explained of his winning photograph. "To shoot in heavy snowfall wasn't going to be easy, as it only snowed once in this spot last season. So there was pretty much just a one-time chance to get this shot. I used two big Elinchrom strobes in the background to light up the snowflakes and create a 'white wall' where I could capture Xaver's silhouette as he jumped. To get some light onto the dish, I chose a four-second exposure time to get some light from the moon."