Gallery: Sports in action

Great Britain Team

1° classified

Author: Tim Clayton (US)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Description: The Great Britain team of Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Bradley Wiggins winning the gold medal in world record time during the Men's Team Pursuit race during the track cycling competition at the Rio Olympic Velodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


"Superman" Monfils

2° classified

Author: Jason o'brien (AU)

Location: Melbourne (Australia)

Description: Gaël Monfils of France dives to hit a shot during his fourth round match at the Australian Open Tennis Tournament which each year is held in Melbourne.


Donavon at Cloud Break

3° classified

Author: Rodney Bursiel (US)

Location: Tavarua Island, Fiji

Description: Donavon Frankenreiter is a former pro surfer and now a touring musician. We met through his music. He is the reason I got back into the water after a 20 year hiatus, when I had the opportunity to photograph him surfing in Indonesia. This shot was at Cloud Break in Fiji. It is known for its world class, extremely large waves. This day they were rather small, so Donavon and I decided to get a little creative.


Duck-dive

Honorable Mention

Author: Rodney Bursiel (US)

Location: Tavarua Island, Fiji

Description: I love shooting the waves underwater much more than from above. There's something so magical about the unique perspective that not many people ever see. I can spend hours in the water creating these moments, when I get the surfer and the waves just right.


North Canyon

Honorable Mention

Author: Rui Caria (PT)

Location: Nazaré

Description: A surfer on the giant waves in Nazaré, Portugal. The village is known for some of the biggest waves in the world, which can reach more than thirty meters in height.


Human Icycle

Honorable Mention

Author: Christian Pondella (US)

Location: Helmcken Falls, Canada

Description: One of the more unique, fascinating, and challenging objectives for professional ice climbers is the overhanging amphitheatre of Helmcken Falls, BC, Canada. Here Klemen Premrl climbs an overhanging route where he delicately and gracefully becomes one with his surroundings.


Jumping

Honorable Mention

Author: Shengli Zhou (CN)

Location: Semporna, Malaysia

Description: The Bajau people are nomads, with no rights and nationality and with their origins from the southern Philippines. They make a living by fishing. Their children have no access to school and can only play on the island and in the sea. But even with no sport equipment, this image shows how they are playing high jump in a simple way.


Salvation

Honorable Mention

Author: Rose Martin (DE)

Location: Wolfsburg

Description: I was able to take this shot by placing my reflex camera in a Netcam right behind the door at the Eisarena of Wolfsburg, during a match of the German ice hockey championship between Grizzly Wolfsburg and Kölner Haie.


Water Jumpers

Honorable Mention

Author: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (NL)

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad #13 of France on his way to winning the gold medal in the final of the mens 3000 metres steeplechase of the European Athletics Championships held at the Olympic Stadium of Amsterdam.


Double Dive

Honorable Mention

Author: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (NL)

Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Description: Silke Kerkhofs and Bjorn Claes of Belgium compete in the Synchro Mixed Platform Final during the Senet Diving Cup held at Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium.


Upside down.

Honorable Mention

Author: Reinaldo Coddou (DE)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Description: Nur Dhabitah Sabri (Malaysia) performs during the Women's 10 metres Platform Diving preliminaries at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, Rio de Janeiro.


Athlete and Shooters

Honorable Mention

Author: Russell Ord (AU)

Location: Pipeline Hawaii

Description: Working among other photographers to get the "shot" has its challenges; at times however making them part of the picture creates a unique split angle between athlete and shooters. Using a ten inch dome allows me to place the water housing in and out of the water, creating a unique perspective which normally results on a trip to the bottom of the ocean when I go over the falls.


Snow Keeper

Remarkable Award

Author: Matthias Hangst (DE)


Canoe

Remarkable Award

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)


Swim.

Remarkable Award

Author: Alexander Koerner (DE)


Hanging by a thread

Remarkable Award

Author: Andrea Rizzi (IT)


Usain Bolt

Remarkable Award

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)


Shark Fin

Remarkable Award

Author: Christian Pondella (US)


Advance bravely

Remarkable Award

Author: Tongtong Hou (CN)


Winner

Remarkable Award

Author: Amir Hossein Kamali (IR)


Levitating at the Guggenheim

Remarkable Award

Author: Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis (ES)


Not a happy coach.

Remarkable Award

Author: Tim Clayton (US)


Headfirst!

Remarkable Award

Author: Lukas Schulze (DE)


Jurij Tepeš

Remarkable Award

Author: Andrej Tarfila (SI)