Sport - Professional

Uncertainty Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
Bangladesh

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Uncertainty "
Caption: Children from Gabura a climate prone island playing cricket in a barren field. Frequency and extent hazards like cyclones, storm surges, droughts sea level rises put 63 million children in so



Underwater Surfer Lucia Griggi
UK

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Underwater Surfer"
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and there certainly is a story behind this one. To get to this position I took a 40-minute boat ride from the main island of Nadi to an outer reef in the middle of nowhere. One thing I DON"T like doing is leaping from a perfectly safe boat to swim across a deep, black channel, to get to the reef. With every stroke, all I hear is the Theme From Jaws, which inspires images of tiger sharks swimming up at me at Mach One. But I made it from the imagined danger of the channel to the real danger of the reef - swimming under open ocean swells thundering on a shallow reef. Dangerous but beautiful, and I did a lot of swimming, and dodged a lot of bombs and took a lot of photos and used a great deal of card space to come up with this one image. The next day I was riding on the back of a Personal Watercraft taking photos, when the driver zoomed into the danger zone to rescue a surfer who had wiped out bad. We got caught up in the turmoil and I fell and drowned several thousand dollars worth of 21st Century digital photographic equipment. So, a lot of trouble and strife goes into taking photos like this, and I want to thank you for your appreciation and respect.



swimming pool Cassio Vasconcellos
Brazil

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"swimming pool"
aerial picture from a swimming pool in Sao Paulo city, 2006



Desert race Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Honorable Mention

"Desert race"
Racing in Laguna de Sayula - a dried-up salt lake. Zacoalco de Torres, Mexico, 2010



Airtime! Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Airtime!"
Huge air at Cloudbreak, tavarua, Fiji on the day in big wave surfing dubbed "filty friday"



Racing with the Wind Terri Gold
USA

Honorable Mention

"Racing with the Wind"
Racing with the Wind at the Yushu Festival high in the Himalayas in Kham



The Jump Mathias Kniepeiss
Austria

Honorable Mention

"The Jump"
Snowboard shooting in slovenia.



Ballet Felicity Flashman
UK

Honorable Mention

"Ballet"
Showing the beauty of ballet in slow motion



Mexico's Car Frenzy #2 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Honorable Mention

"Mexico's Car Frenzy #2"
Drifting on the spiral ramp in the parking lot of the Santa Fe shopping mall. Mexico City, Mexico, 2010



Buggati Steve Hoskins
UK

Honorable Mention

"Buggati"



Kayaks Adrian Davis
USA

Nominee

"Kayaks"



The Skipper Adrian Barrett
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Skipper"
His life is all about fishing & the protection of the rescource for future generations.



The bull versus the Banderillero Akin Abayomi
USA

Nominee

"The bull versus the Banderillero"
A banderillero spiking a bull on the shoulder during a bullfight at Plaza Las Ventas in Madrid Spain



football Anastasia Kopittseva
Russia

Nominee

"football"



Submersed Andreas Heumann
Germany

Nominee

"Submersed"



Skateboard Andrew Kemp
Brazil

Nominee

"Skateboard"



Waikiki Road Brett Howard Nelson
USA

Nominee

"Waikiki Road"
Waikiki. September 2012. Leica photography.



Manoletina II Carlos Cazalis
Mexico

Nominee

"Manoletina II"
Spanish matador Jose Tomas. Burgos, Spain, 2007



Toro II Carlos Cazalis
Mexico

Nominee

"Toro II"
A fighting bull in Spain moments before entering the plaza. Valencia, Spain, 2011.



Iditarod race, minus 40, Alaska Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Iditarod race, minus 40, Alaska"
A lone dog team on the frozen Yukon River during the Iditarod dog sled race, Alaska. It was minus 40 when this was taken!



Huge barrel, Cloudbreak, Fiji Chris McLennan
New Zealand

Nominee

"Huge barrel, Cloudbreak, Fiji"
Massive waves at Cloudbreak, Tavarua, Fiji on the day in big wave surfing dubbed "filthy friday"



Womens 800 Meter Start David Burnett
USA

Nominee

"Womens 800 Meter Start"
The start of the women's 800 M final, London Olympic games



Treasure Mountain Spires David Clifford
USA

Nominee

"Treasure Mountain Spires"
Climber Michael Schneiter soloing the treasure mountain spires in the elk range of Colorado.



First Ascent David Stubbs
USA

Nominee

"First Ascent"
A team of ski mountaineers reaches the sun during the first ascent of Shakedown Street in the Chugach Range near Cordova, Alaska.



Alpinists in Chamonix David Clifford
USA

Nominee

"Alpinists in Chamonix"
A pair of Alpinists enjoy the clearing storm in Chamonix, France.



One Try Dennis Welsh
USA

Nominee

"One Try"
an image of a kayaker on his first descent of Grand Falls. after scouting it for two hours, he finally picked the "line" but when he went over, the river took him elsewhere.



Powerful Elegance Diana De Rosa
USA

Nominee

"Powerful Elegance"
Taken at the World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremony



Sailboarder Eloisa Callender
USA

Nominee

"Sailboarder"
A sailboarder returning to shore.



Targets and awards Erick Boileau
Germany

Nominee

"Targets and awards"
Targets and awards



Kitesurf Francesco Zanet
Italy

Nominee

"Kitesurf"
National Kitesurf competition in a cloudy, rainy day. North of Italy



The Loneliness of Juliet Gia To
France

Nominee

"The Loneliness of Juliet"
The moment Juliet learns that Romeo killed her cousin, making their love story impossible. She's feeling alone and far from the one she loves. Scene from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Dancer: Anja Behrend. Choregrapher: Jean-Christophe Maillot.



Framed Gregg Newton
USA

Nominee

"Framed"
Dany Torres of Spain does a backflip during the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series International Freestyle Motocross event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the background is Corcovado mountain with its fam



Thai Boxing Ian Hawkridge
UK

Nominee

"Thai Boxing"
The punch



Thai Boxing Ian Hawkridge
UK

Nominee

"Thai Boxing"
On the ropes



strength j. michael tucker
USA

Nominee

"strength"
becoming a winner



Crossing the line John Retter
UK

Nominee

"Crossing the line"
I wanted to capture the shadow in front of the car as it crossed the line ahead of the car.



Ernst Bromeis Jonathan Andrew
Netherlands

Nominee

"Ernst Bromeis"
Swiss extreme long distance swimmer.



Yoga joSon
USA

Nominee

"Yoga"



Southern Swell Justin Fabian
Canada

Nominee

"Southern Swell"



One Feather Ken Loyst
USA

Nominee

"One Feather"
A Bronc rider is about to mount his ride in the chute at the Code Stampede Rodeo, WY



Playing Ball Among the Dead Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"Playing Ball Among the Dead"
Navotas Cemetery, Manila, Oct 2012. The young men living in the Navotas Cemetery playing a game of basketball among the tombs stacked up in the cemetery.



Last Chair Matt Lit
USA

Nominee

"Last Chair"
Skiers ride the last chair of the day as the late afternoon sun makes wind-whipped snow crystals sparkle.



Winner Max Levay
Brazil

Nominee

"Winner"
UFC Fighter vibrates with his victory in the event, in Recife, Brazil.



Bali Action Mikael Pilstrand
Sweden

Nominee

"Bali Action"
Padang afternoon surf



Markus Boman Mikael Pilstrand
Sweden

Nominee

"Markus Boman"
Walking to the surf protected by the pier.



Emanuell Hedvall Mikael Pilstrand
Sweden

Nominee

"Emanuell Hedvall"
Nice line.



High Kick Paul Wager
Australia

Nominee

"High Kick"
Kicking high in a Hmong mountain village game of Kataw.



Dan Keatings Paul Calver
UK

Nominee

"Dan Keatings"
Dan Keatings, Team GB Gymnast, Huntingdon Gym 2012



Sand Blast Paul Kennedy
USA

Nominee

"Sand Blast"
Wet sand at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course



Slam Dunk pete saloutos
USA

Nominee

"Slam Dunk"



Surfer Philip Armitage
New Zealand

Nominee

"Surfer"
The Surfer relaxes on completing the ride



Skateboarder Pierre Perrault
Canada

Nominee

"Skateboarder "
Skateboarder on concrete



Boxers from Havana, Training Piotr Krysiak
Poland

Nominee

"Boxers from Havana, Training"
Boxers from Havana, Training



Santa Fe Rodeo Reece Donihi
USA

Nominee

"Santa Fe Rodeo"
Getting Ready



Natalie Bent, Bog Snorkeler Richard BRADBURY
UK

Nominee

"Natalie Bent, Bog Snorkeler"
Every year in a village in Wales the Bog Snorkeling World Championships are held. Natalie is World Champion.



Boom! Sandra Mu
New Zealand

Nominee

"Boom!"
The Chiefs run out to a pyrotechnic display for the start of the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Lions at Waikato Stadium on May 5, 2012 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.



Jump Sarah van Ouwerkerk
USA

Nominee

"Jump"
Calvin and Ben Jumping in Pa.



Sun horse Serana Hunt
Australia

Nominee

"Sun horse"



winning spirit sohel ahmed
India

Nominee

"winning spirit"
traditional naga tribal game



Steer Wrestler Steve Evans
Australia

Nominee

"Steer Wrestler"



Saddlebronc Steve Evans
Australia

Nominee

"Saddlebronc"



Bareback Rider Steve Evans
Australia

Nominee

"Bareback Rider"



Bull Rider Two Steve Evans
Australia

Nominee

"Bull Rider Two"



Bull Rider Three Steve Evans
Australia

Nominee

"Bull Rider Three"



Pirate 01 Steve Hoskins
UK

Nominee

"Pirate 01"



Nada kusti wrestlers Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Nada kusti wrestlers"
Wrestlers practicing "nada kusti", a traditional Indian form of the sport. Mysore 2012



Mexican skaters in Santa Clara Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Mexican skaters in Santa Clara"
Omar and Miguel performing an “ollie”. Mexico City 2012



Mexico's Car Frenzy #3 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Mexico's Car Frenzy #3"
Racing in Laguna de Sayula - a dried-up salt lake. Zacoalco de Torres, Mexico, 2010



Nada kusti wrestling Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Nada kusti wrestling"
In a traditional Indian-style wrestling gym called garadi. Mysore, India, 2012



Skateboarding #5 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Skateboarding #5"
Skating on the rooftop of Melia hotel. Mexico City 2012



Skateboarding #7 Tomasz Gudzowaty
Poland

Nominee

"Skateboarding #7"
Skaters having fun at destroying a car. Reckless behavior has become trademark of skateboarding. Mexico City 2012



Boxer Tony Potts
Australia

Nominee

"Boxer"
Accident at school.



Triumphant Travis McCoy
USA

Nominee

"Triumphant "
Darren Smith walks away in defeat as Magno Almeida and coach Rafael Cordeiro celebrate their victory.



Flying Kick Travis McCoy
USA

Nominee

"Flying Kick "
Muay Thai fighter Guilherme Marques Almeida (AKA Guima) showing off his perfect form.



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