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.
Rashaad Penny of the Seattle Seahawks is tripped up by Paulson Adebo of the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Lumen Field on October 25, 2021, in Seattle, Washington.
This was a particularly difficult game for covering action, with low scoring. Nearing halftime, I was beginning to worry because I felt I didn’t have many action shots. Luckily, I happened to be in the right place at the right time when Rashaad Penny of the Seattle Seahawks was flipped by a defender while carrying the ball. I was definitely not expecting something like this to happen, so as he flew into the air, I was holding my breath hoping I was keeping all the frames sharp without cutting off any arms and legs of the players. I let out a giant exhale of relief when I saw that I captured the moment just how I wanted!
— Abbie Parr
Brandon Tanev of the Seattle Kraken hands a puck through a photo position hole to give to a fan before the game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 26, 2021, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Kraken’s second home game ever was my first time photographing the team from a designated photo hole position. During pregame, I kept an eye on key players like Brandon Tanev, the new fan favorite. As he was warming up, he suddenly glanced my way and handed me a puck through the photo hole. He instructed me to give it to a cheering fan he saw behind the net. His day was made, and it felt great to be part of this genuine moment and be the bridge between a star and his adoring young fan.
— Steph Chambers
Players of Monterrey celebrate with the trophy after winning the final match of CONCACAF Champions League 2021 between Monterrey and Club America at BBVA Stadium on October 28, 2021, in Monterrey, Mexico.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had not been able to photograph a final in Mexico with a stadium full of fans. The energy in the stands was very special this game. After lifting the trophy, the team went around the entire field to celebrate with their fans, and in a corner of the field, they placed the trophy on the ground to take that traditional photo where the players rush to the trophy. This moment can happen quickly and as photographers, we have to be very attentive to have a good position and achieve this type of photograph.
— Hector Vivas
Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros attempts to field the ball against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning in Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Adam Duvall of the Atlanta Braves celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on October 23, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves defeated the Dodgers 4-2 to advance to the 2021 World Series.
Samaje Perine of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers congratulates Rasul Douglas following an interception during the fourth quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames trips up Pavel Zacha of the New Jersey Devils during the third period at the Prudential Center on October 26, 2021, in Newark, New Jersey. The Flames defeated the Devils 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mathieu Perreault of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his third goal of the game with teammates Tyler Toffoli, Cole Caufield and Ben Chiarot during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Centre Bell on October 23, 2021, in Montreal, Canada. The Canadiens won 6-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
Carli Lloyd of the United States takes her final bow during a game against Korea Republic at Allianz Field on October 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
David Alaba of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on October 24, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
Carli Lloyd of United States plays the ball while Soyun Ji of Korea Republic defends in the first half of the game at Allianz Field on October 26, 2021, in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Sam Kerr of the Matildas and teammates celebrate winning the Women’s International Friendly match between the Australia Matildas and Brazil at CommBank Stadium on October 23, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets block Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center on October 22, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after dunking against the Boston Celtics during the first half of their game at Spectrum Center on October 25, 2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors passes the ball off against Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, and Justin Holiday of the Indiana Pacers during the second half of the basketball game at Scotiabank Arena on October 27, 2021, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
Race winner Jamie Chadwick of Great Britain and Veloce Racing (55) celebrates winning the 2021 W Series Championship during W Series race two at Circuit of The Americas on October 24, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 23, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT celebrates his last home race during the race of the MotoGP Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna at Misano World Circuit on October 24, 2021, in Misano Adriatico, Italy. (Photo by Steve Wobser/Getty Images)
Jeff Winther of Denmark celebrates winning on the 18th hole with JB Hansen and Soren Kjeldsen of Demark during the final round of Mallorca Golf Open at Golf Santa Ponsa on October 24, 2021, in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Xander Zayas punches Dan Karpeney in their middleweight bout at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Getty Images)
Audrey Shin of the United States performs in the Exhibition Program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate America at Orleans Arena on October 24, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Mikaela Shiffrin of USA competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom on October 23, 2021, in Soelden, Austria. (Photo by Hans Bezard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)