The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week.
Katie Ledecky competes during the Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle Final on Day One of the TYR Pro Swim Series at San Antonio on March 3, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.
This photo of Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record holder Katie Ledecky was made during the Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle event. For the TYR Pro Swim Series, photographers are able to work on the pool deck in close proximity to the swimmers. This allows us to utilize creative angles that emphasize what little parts of the athletes are actually out of the water. I was timing shooting as Ledecky was rotating her head to take a breath, while also leaving plenty of room ahead of her to capture the water that she was pushing. Freezing all of these elements help create an image that is visually intriguing 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 as part of 2020 Brasileirao Series A at Morumbi Stadium on Feb. 25, 2021, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This photo was captured after the celebration of Flamengo’s eighth title. Gabriel Barbosa or “Gabigol” as known in Brazil, was very important in winning 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 up until the very last minute as Flamengo awaited to hear about the outcome of the final round between Internacional and Corinthians. Barbosa plays with so much passion and as you can see in this photo, his personality really shines through.
— Buda Mendes
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards celebrates after scoring against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on Feb. 28, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Wizards 111-110. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Mike Scott of the Philadelphia 76ers battles for a rebound against Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter at 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 during a game on Feb. 24, 2021, at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Tulane 61-46. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
Georges Niang of the Utah Jazz celebrates a 3-point shot during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Feb. 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 Sabres fight during 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 Feb. 28, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners dives back 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 looks on during the first inning of a Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox on March 2, 2021, at JetBlue Park at 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 World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on Feb. 28, 2021, in Bradenton, Florida. (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 Grand Reserve Country Club on Feb. 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 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC Women and Atletico Madrid at Kingsmeadow on March 03, 2021 in Kingston upon Thames, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (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 Feb. 24, 2021, in Orlando City, Florida. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Luis Miguel Rodríguez of Colon and Diego Rodríguez of San Lorenzo jump for a header during a match between Colon and San Lorenzo as part of Copa De La Liga Profesional 2021 at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez on Feb. 22, 2021, in Santa Fe, Argentina. (Photo by Luciano Bisbal/Getty Images)
Roberto Firminho of Liverpool shoots whilst 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 Feb. 28, 2021, in Sheffield, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Caleb Dressel competes in the Men’s 200 Meter Butterfly heats on Day Two of the TYR Pro Swim Series at San Antonio on March 4, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Vinzenz Geiger of Germany competes during the Men’s Nordic Combined Team HS106/4×5 Km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf on Feb. 28, 2021, in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Marita Kramer of Austria jumps during the Ski Jumping Mixed Team HS106 at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf at Schattenberg on Feb. 28, 2021, in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Alex Lynn of Great Britain driving (94) Mahindra Racing is involved in a crash during the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Diriyah E-Prix Round 2 at Ad Diriyah on Feb. 27, 2021, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Bailey Stroud warms up on the beam prior to the Nastia Liukin Cup at Indiana Convention Center on Feb. 26, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Big wave surfer Eric Rebiere of Brazil rides a wave during a tow surfing session at Praia do Norte on Feb. 24, 2021, in Nazare, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)