Gallery: Sports in action

Reflection Pole Vault

1° classified

Author: Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis (ES)

Location: Bilbao (Spain)

Description: The pole vaulter makes his final jump, decisive to proclaim himself the winner of the event. The moment is captured in the reflection generated by the intense rains on the ground.


Matador de Toros

2° classified

Author: Luis Henry Agudelo Cano (CO)

Location: Medellín (Colombia)

Description: The Spanish 'rejoneador' (bullfighter on horseback), Andy Cartagena, in La Macarena de Medellín 'Plaza de Toros', is being run over by a bull.


Too Many Skaters

3° classified

Author: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (NL)

Location: Heerenveen (The Netherlands)

Description: Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway competes in the 10,000m Men's All-around Race, on day three of the ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2017, held at the Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen, Netherlands.


The Light Fantastic

3° classified

Author: Alex Livesey (GB)

Location: Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Description: Athletes compete in the Men's 10,000 meters final at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Snowfall

Honorable Mention

Author: Matthias Hangst (DE)

Location: Lahti (Finland)

Description: Vincent Descombes Sevoie of France competes in the Mixed Team HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping during the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Finland.


When All Planets Line Up

Honorable Mention

Author: Andy Cheung (AU)

Location: Melbourne (Australia)

Description: This image of Serena Williams (USA) tossing a ball in the air was captured at 6:55 pm., with the last ray of sunlight shining on the Rod Laver Arena. A moment when the sun, retractable roof, player and ball were all lined up.


High Dive

Honorable Mention

Author: Laurence Griffiths (GB)

Location: Budapest (Hungary)

Description: A competitor makes a practice dive prior to the Men's High dive on day seventeen of the Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest.


The Jump

Honorable Mention

Author: Carsten Snejbjerg (DK)

Location: Virgin, Utah (USA)

Description: The Red Bull Rampage, held near Zion National Park, has become one of the biggest mountain biking events every year. The event is similar to freestyle skiing and snowboarding, where competitors are judged on their choice of path down the course, their technical ability and the complexity of their tricks.


Jumper

Honorable Mention

Author: Matthias Hangst (DE)

Location: Lahti (Finland)

Description: Kevin Bickner of the United States competes in the Men's Ski Jumping HS100 Final during the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.


Derby Goal

Honorable Mention

Author: Nils Petter Nilsson (SE)

Location: Solna (Sweden)

Description: Nils-Eric Johansson scores the opening goal during the match of the Swedish championship between AIK and Hammarby at Friends Arena of Solna.


Fly

Honorable Mention

Author: Pedro Esteves (PT)

Location: Nazaré (Portugal)

Description: The picture was taken during a bodyboard competition in Nazaré, Portugal, a place well known for its enormous waves.


Faller Becher Brook, Aintree

Remarkable Award

Author: Marc Aspland (GB)


Twist over the Guggenheim

Remarkable Award

Author: Ajuriaguerra Saiz Pedro Luis (ES)


Castel

Remarkable Award

Author: Andrea Staccioli (IT)


Czech Blur

Remarkable Award

Author: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (NL)


The Last Ray of Light

Remarkable Award

Author: Andy Cheung (AU)


A gymnastic girl

Remarkable Award

Author: Peng Yuan (CN)


Clavado

Remarkable Award

Author: Luis Alonso Jimenez Silva (CR)


Flying Hair

Remarkable Award

Author: Sascha Fromm (DE)


Bullfighter

Remarkable Award

Author: Jordi Cohen (ES)


Headless

Remarkable Award

Author: Matthias Hangst (DE)


Flyboard record

Remarkable Award

Author: Artur Lebedev (RU)


Aurora skiier

Remarkable Award

Author: Audun Rikardsen (NO)


Head Punch

Remarkable Award

Author: Ka Chon Chiang (MO)


Crowded

Remarkable Award

Author: Vincent Riemersma (NL)


Nadal

Remarkable Award

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)


Steeplechase racers

Remarkable Award

Author: Joel Marklund (SE)


Shadow Play

Remarkable Award

Author: Adam Pretty (DE)


the pool - para

Remarkable Award

Author: Carla Kogelman (NL)


Bolt

Remarkable Award

Author: Ian MacNicol (GB)


In mid air...

Remarkable Award

Author: Bernard Brault (CA)