22 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week
Katie Ledecky competes in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle final on day one of the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio on March 3, 2021, in San Antonio, TX.
This photo of Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Katie Ledecky was taken during the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle. For the TYR Pro Swim series, photographers can work on the pool deck near the swimmers. This allows us to use creative angles that focus on the small parts of the athletes that are actually out of the water. I was timing the shoot as Ledecky turned her head to catch her breath, while still leaving plenty of room in front of her to capture the water she was pushing. Freezing all of these helps create a visually intriguing image and places the viewer in the pool with Ledecky.
– Tom Pennington
Gabriel Barbosa of Flamengo poses with the Champions Trophy after a match between Sao Paulo and Flamengo in the Serie A Brasileirao 2020 at Morumbi Stadium on February 25, 2021, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This photo was taken after the celebration of Flamengo’s eighth title. Gabriel Barbosa or “Gabigol” as known in Brazil, was very important to win this title. In the previous round he scored the winning goal that led the team to the championship game. There were a lot of nerves until the very last minute as Flamengo waited to hear the result of the final round between Internacional and Corinthians. Barbosa plays with so much passion and as you can see in this photo her personality really shines through.
– Buda Mendes
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards celebrates after scoring against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter at TD Garden on February 28, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics beat the Wizards 111-110. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)
Mike Scott of the Philadelphia 76ers fights for a rebound against Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on March 1, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images)
Malcolm Dandridge of the Memphis Tigers dunks the ball against the Tulane Green Wave in a game on February 24, 2021, at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Tulane 61-46. (Photo by Joe Murphy / Getty Images)
Georges Niang of Utah Jazz celebrates a 3-point shot during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 22, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett / Getty Images)
Ryan Lindgren of the New York Rangers and Dylan Cozens of the Buffalo Sabers face off in the third period at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
Adam Erne of the Detroit Red Wings collides with teammate Marc Staal as they battle for the puck with Dominik Kubalik of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on February 28, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis returns to first base against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning on March 3, 2021 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Steph Chambers / Getty Images)
Manuel Margot of the Boston Red Sox watches during the first inning of a Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox on March 2, 2021, at JetBlue Park in Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Billie Weiss / Boston Red Sox / Getty Images)
Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the World Golf-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. (Photo by Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)
Brandon Wu plays a shot from a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Puerto Rico Open at the Grand Reserve Country Club on February 26, 2021, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
Fran Kirby of Chelsea is put under pressure by Toni Duggan and Ludmila of Atletico Madrid during the Women’s Champions League Round of 16 between Chelsea FC Women and Atletico Madrid at Kingsmeadow on March 03, 2021 in Kingston upon Thames , in England. Sports stadiums in the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, as government social distancing laws ban fans inside venues, resulting in closed-door matches. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / Getty Images)
Megan Rapinoe of the United States scores a goal and celebrates with teammate Carli Lloyd during a game between Argentina and USWNT at Exploria Stadium on February 24, 2021 in Orlando City, Florida. (Photo by Brad Smith / ISI Photos / Getty Images)
Luis Miguel Rodríguez de Colon and Diego Rodríguez de San Lorenzo jump for a header during a match between Colon and San Lorenzo within the framework of the Copa De La Liga Profesional 2021 at the Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez on February 22, 2021, in Santa Fe, Argentina. (Photo by Luciano Bisbal / Getty Images)
Liverpool’s Roberto Firminho shoots under pressure from Aaron Ramsdale and Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane on February 28, 2021, in Sheffield, England. Sports stadiums in the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, as government social distancing laws ban fans inside venues, resulting in closed-door matches. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)
Caleb Dressel competes in the men’s 200-meter butterfly on day two of the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio on March 4, 2021, in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / Getty Images)
Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger competes in the men’s Nordic combined HS106 / 4 × 5 km at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oberstdorf on February 28, 2021 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images)
Austria’s Marita Kramer jumps during the HS106 Mixed Ski Jumping Team at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships Oberstdorf in Schattenberg on February 28, 2021, in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst / Getty Images)
Driving Alex Lynn of Great Britain (94) Mahindra Racing is involved in an accident during the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Diriyah E-Prix Round 2 at Ad Diriyah on February 27, 2021, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel / Getty Images)
Bailey Stroud warms up on the balance beam before the Nastia Liukin Cup at the Indiana Convention Center on February 26, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
Big wave surfer Eric Rebiere from Brazil rides a wave during a towing session at Praia do Norte on February 24, 2021 in Nazare, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos / Getty Images)