The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the most iconic sports photos from Getty Images this week.
Sara Vaughn competes in the Women’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase first round on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon.
The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is a high-energy, high-emotion event that always produces compelling visuals as athletes attempt to make the US Olympic Team. One of my favorite remote cameras is of the steeplechase over the water obstacle. It always provides an interesting angle to a position that photographers are not able to be in with a handheld camera. The camera is fired using a remote trigger and covered with a rain cover. The splashing and chaos make for a peak action image that helps tell the story of the race.
— Patrick Smith
Anthony Beauvillier of the New York Islanders celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal during the first overtime period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on June 23, 2021, in Uniondale, New York.
Once again I found myself at what could have been the final game to be played at the Nassau Coliseum as the New York Islanders relocate to a new arena next year. Sometimes hockey photography is about keeping the camera on the goalie and the hockey net to either get the puck going in or capture a great save, but other times it is a case of following the player who takes the shot. It’s a 50/50 proposition and luckily on this game-winning goal by Anthony Beauvillier of the Islanders, I made the right choice. Although I would have preferred a head-on shot, I’ll certainly take it as the celebration images told the story of game six with the goal, sending the Islanders into a Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— Bruce Bennett
Catherine Carey, Beatriz Hatz, Femita Ayanbeku and Sydney Barta of the United States compete in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash T44/64 Ambulatory final during the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials at Breck High School on June 18, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This year, I was fortunate to be sent to Minneapolis to cover the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials. This is a special event because of the true passion for sport and competition these athletes show. To create this image, I actually had to borrow a ladder and get myself up high to shoot over a fence. The sun was very harsh that day and the runners were perfectly backlit. So my choice was either to have the track completely blown-out and white to expose for the runners or to try something different like a silhouette. Most of the races I choose to expose for the runners, but in this instance, I thought with the type of amputees and the spread of the field, the silhouette would look beautiful. Extreme contrast makes the photo almost appear black and white but really makes it pop.
— Christian Petersen
Nicolas Roy of the Vegas Golden Knights scores the game-winning goal past Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens during the first overtime period in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Semifinals of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on June 20, 2021, in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks gets a rebound against Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center on June 20, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates the win of game seven of the Eastern Conference second round at Barclays Center on June 19, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime to win the series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball over Ivica Zubac of the LA Clippers during the fourth quarter in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals in which the Phoenix Suns defeated the LA Clippers 104-103 at Phoenix Suns Arena on June 22, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Miguel Andujar, Luke Voit and Rougned Odor of the New York Yankees celebrate a walk-off single by Voit against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on June 23, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Yan Gomes of the Washington Nationals is doused with water and Gatorade after driving in the game-winning run with a single in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on June 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Kyle Schwarber of the Washington Nationals rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning for his third home run of the day at Nationals Park on June 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Gregory Polanco, Phillip Evans and Bryan Reynolds of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate after defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-3 during interleague play at PNC Park on June 22, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Robin Gosens of Germany stretches for the ball as Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and Germany at Football Arena Munich on June 19, 2021, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Neymar Jr. of Brazil celebrates after winning the Group B match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on June 23, 2021, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of Argentina fights for the ball with Lucas Torreira of Uruguay during a group A match between Argentina and Chile as part of Conmebol Copa America Brazil 2021 at Mane Garrincha Stadium on June 18, 2021, in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
Paul Pogba of France is challenged by Robin Gosens and Antonio Ruediger of Germany during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Football Arena Munich on June 15, 2021, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley cross the finish line in the Men’s 100 Meter Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hook, Hali Flickinger, Kelly Pash and Katie Drabot of the United States compete in a semifinal heat for the Women’s 200m butterfly during day four of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 16, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Simone Manuel of the United States reacts after competing in the Women’s 50m freestyle final during Day Eight of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 20, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Michael Andrew of the United States reacts after competing in a semifinal heat for the Men’s 50m freestyle during Day Seven of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 19, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates making a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 20, 2021, in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Jermall Charlo and Juan Macias Montiel exchange punches during their WBC middleweight title fight at Toyota Center on June 19, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Austin Hill, driver of the No. 16 JBL Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 18, 2021, in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 18, 2021, in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Wade Carmichael of Australia surfing in Heat 5 of the Qualifying Round of the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe on June 19, 2021, in Lemoore, CA, United States. (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League via Getty Images)