Sport contest on Photocrowd in association with Digital Camera recent Sports photography contest has produced a gallery of the top 15 sports images from 2014
In part one of a three part series, here are the first five, along with some explanation from the photographers.
The moment a pole-vaulter flings themselves over the bar, showing a mixture of determination and concentration on the athlete’s face. Image: John Carlos Andre Viana//Photocrowd.com
‘Silent moments before descent’. Skiing from the peak of Vrtaca on the Slovenian/Austrian border. Image: Sandi Bertoncelj/Photocrowd.com
This type of shot is incredibly difficult to capture: not only do you have to be quick and precise with your focusing, you also need to have your camera pointing in exactly the right spot. Image: Alan Ranger/Photocrowd.com
Veronika Lindhal of Sweden emerges from the water after a dive during the three meters Springboard Women Preliminary competition at the 20th Fina Diving Grand Prix in Bolzano on August, 2, 2014. Image: Andrea Staccioli/Photocrowd.com
The Australian women’s hockey team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I noticed during the pre-match lineup that each player had different coloured boots and thought it was a nice expression of individuality that contrasted with the uniformity of the kit. Image: David Chantrey/Photocrowd.com