One shot, one strike

Matthias Hangst is one of the most successful sports photographers. In this interview, he talks about both his career and covering the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

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Behind the Lens at The US Open

A day in the life of the Getty Images Sport Team at the US Open

Who We Are | Tom Sloan

Tom Sloan is a Product Specialist whose love of sports has led him to captaincy of the softball team at our London office.

The All Blacks in 3D

Watch the Getty Images team 3D scanning the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.

Sports photographer becomes wedding photographer

Clive Brunskill has covered 6 Summer Olympic Games, 3 FIFA World Cup Finals and over 50 Grand Slam tennis events but never a wedding, let alone a world exclusive for a world number one player.

David Cannon Covers His 100th Men's Major Golf Tournament

'Major' Milestone: David Cannon covers his 100th men's major golf tournament at the PGA Championship

European Sports Pictures of the Month | July 2014

Chosen by a panel of photographers and editors, here are the top 10 for July

Surfing The Bore Tide In Alaska

Streeter Lecka travelled to Alaska for the shoot of a lifetime. Read his story...

Glasgow 2014 | Highlights From The Games

Join us with a look back at some of the highlights from Glasgow 2014.

David Cannon | My Top 10 Golf Holes

Golf photographer David Cannon has teamed up with Glenmorangie to find the world’s most ‘unnecessarily well made’ golf holes. Here’s David’s Top 10.

Editor's Picks Global Sports

See all the action and all the drama, in our hand-picked gallery of sports around the world.

Photographing Iconic Moments in Tennis

In this CNN video hosted by former professional tennis player Pat Cash, Clive Brunskill discusses his craft while at Wimbledon.

Glasgow 2014 | Opening Ceremony Highlights

The XX Commonwealth Games, hosted by Glasgow, commenced with an opening ceremony welcoming the competitiors from 71 nations and terrorities.

Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

Tour de Yorkshire

When Gareth Copley learned the Tour de France would be starting in his home county of Yorkshire, he was determined to capture all the action.

FIFA World Cup | Top 20 best photos from Brazil

Getty Images World Cup team of 46 photographers shot around 600,000 pictures in Brazil and out of these came our favourite 20! Vote for your favourite

FIFA World Cup 2014 | From the Sky

As the tournament wraps up, we shine a light on Rio from higher perspective – as in literally from up in the clouds.

European Sports Pictures of the Month | June 2014

The most striking images of European sports come together in our Top 10. Vote for your favorite!

FIFA World Cup 2014 | United States Best Moments

As America celebrates Independence Day, we take a look back at some of the best moments from Team USA’s unforgettable World Cup journey.

FIFA World Cup | Editors Picks

Our editors are updating this selection of the best photos from the FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament being contested in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Our photographers' highlights so far

We asked some of our Getty Images Sports Photographers what have been their highlights so far in this tournament.

Are you a super football fan?

Whatever draws you to the sport, we want to see your football passion.  Snap an original video, group shot or selfie of your best football moment and share it with us on Instagram.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Calling all bloggers and tweeters!

Getty Images offers all bloggers the opportunity to select, embed and share multiple images from the FIFA World Cup – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels.

Pele 10 | A personal photograph collection

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better know as Pelé, is regarded by many as the best player of all time.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Every Game, Every Goal

And as Authorized Photographic Agency of FIFA, we'll be there

England vs the All Blacks | Two photographers face off

Getty Images photographers Hannah Peters and Dave Rogers share their perspectives from both sides

Top 10 Most Searched Sport Stars

As the World Cup kicks off, we've asked our search team who are the Top 10 most searched sports stars on Getty Images?

Story behind the Photo | Gazza’s Tears

Stu Forster gives us the photographer’s perspective on the famous ‘Gazza’s Tears’ shot from the Italia World Cup 1990.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Brasilia: Host City Profile

Built from scratch between 1956 and 1960 to give the nation a new capital, Brasilia is the epitome of urban legend.

European Sports Pictures of the Month | May 2014

Chosen by a panel of photographers and editors, here are the Top 10 European Sports Pictures of May 2014. Vote for your favorite!

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Cuiabá: Host City Profile

The ‘pequeno’ of them all, Cuiabá, the capital of the state of Mato Grasso, is the smallest host city of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Curitiba: Host City Profile

Keen to market itself as not just another urban sprawl, the capital of the state of Paraná is Brazil’s budding model city.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Fortaleza: Host City Profile

It’s hot, it’s humid. Capital of the state of Ceará and the sunshine capital of Brazil, Fortaleza is one the country’s most addictive tastes of the tropics.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Manaus: Host City Profile

Home to almost two million people, Manaus sits in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and is the only World Cup host city located in the northwest fringes of the country.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Natal: Host City Profile

Named so after being established as settlement on December 25th 1599, Natal is Brazil’s ‘Christmas town’ in perennial holiday season.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Porto Alegro: Host City Profile

Set in the heartland of Brazil’s deep south, Porto Alegro is the latin-infused hub on the doorstep of South America’s cowboy country.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | England: A Brief World Cup History

Of all the images associated with England and sporting success, there is one picture which continues to remain more iconic than most.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Recife: Host City Profile

Some of the country’s best beaches are the main lure to this coastal city also known as the Brazilian Venice.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Rio De Janeiro: Host City Profile

Always in contention for “Most Beautiful City on Earth” gongs, there’s a lot more to Rio than just Carnival and the Copacabana.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Salvador: Host City Profile

The capital of the north-eastern state of Bahia, Salvador is the rhythmic heartbeat of the country’s Afro-Brazilian Culture, and hosts a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | São Paulo: Host City Profile

Brazil’s economic and cultural powerhouse, São Paolo (a.k.a. ‘Sampa’) is not only the country’s biggest city but also the largest metropolis in the Southern Hemisphere, and will host the opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Belo Horizonte: Host City Profile

“BH” to its locals, the inland city’s dramatic location and big-city buzz is preparing to broaden a new wave of travellers’ horizons, as it prepares to host six games at the FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Brazil: A Brief World Cup History

Joga bonito they call it in Brazil and few adhere so strictly to the dictum of practicing and preaching as the Seleção.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Argentina: A Brief World Cup History

"Our Diego, who is on the pitches, hallowed be thy left hand, bring us your magic. Make your goals remembered on earth as in heaven." So goes the Church of Maradona's version of the Lord's Prayer

David Cannon partners with Glenmorangie for their latest golf campaign

Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch whisky is asking you to vote for the world’s most ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ golf holes with some help from David Cannon

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Italy: A Brief World Cup History

Be it Marco Tardelli's famous wild-eyed celebration in 1982 or Roberto Baggio rooted to the spot after missing form a penalty in the final in 1994, Italy have provided some of the most dramatic scenes that the World Cup has witnessed throughout its history.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Spain: A Brief World Cup History

There were four minutes left on the clock when Andrés Iniesta's locked eyes on the ball before disappearing under an avalanche of his delirious team-mates

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Japan: A Brief World Cup History

It had taken 68 years but Japan finally made it to a World Cup in France in 1998.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | United States: A Brief World Cup History

Few teams were enthused about the prospect of making the long and difficult journey to Uruguay in 1930 but one of those that did make it was the US

UEFA Champions Gallery showcases iconic soccer imagery

Real Madrid CF takes on Club Atlético de Madrid at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal in the 22nd UEFA Champions League final, but the first between two teams from the same city.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Netherlands: A Brief World Cup History

There is 120 seconds gone in the final of the 1974 World Cup before a German player gets to touch the ball first time in the match.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Germany: A Brief World Cup History

When Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006, its importance cannot be understated. By then the time was ripe for the country to move on from the horrors of the past and to feel pride in the nation once again..

FIFA World Cup 2014 | France: A Brief World Cup History

The first World Cup may have been held in South America but it was a European, or more specifically the Frenchman Lucien Laurent, who scored the tournament's first ever goal.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Australia: A Brief World Cup History

It's 1998 and Australia are 2-0 up in a play-off match against Iran..

Children of the Favela | Behind the Scenes

Last year, Laurence Griffiths used his Getty Images Editorial Fellowship to document football in the favelas of Rio and what it means to the children there. Here's his behind the scenes diary...

Eine kurze Geschichte des deutschen WM-Fußballs

Als Deutschland 2006 die Weltmeisterschaft bei sich austragen durfte, bestand kein Zweifel mehr an der Wichtigkeit des Fußballsports. 

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Breve storia dell'Italia alla Coppa del Mondo FIFA

Dall'emozionante esaltazione di Marco Tardelli nel 1982 all'immobile disperazione di Roberto Baggio dopo il rigore sbagliato nella finale del 1994, l'Italia ha offerto alcuni dei momenti più drammatici e indimenticabili nella storia della Coppa del Mondo.

Breve historia de España en los Mundiales de fútbol

El minutero marcaba unos escasos cuatro minutos para el final del partido cuando Andrés Iniesta se hizo con el control del balón  antes de que la avalancha de sus compañeros, locos de alegría, le hiciera desaparecer

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Een korte geschiedenis van de Nederland op de FIFA World Cup

Pas als er 120 seconden gespeeld zijn tijdens de finale van de Wereldkampioenschappen in 1974, maakt de eerste Duitse speler balcontact tijdens de wedstrijd.

Uma breve história do Brasil na Copa do Mundo da FIFA

Ninguem coloca em prática a expressão "Joga bonito" como a Seleção Brasileira. Para a Seleção, um jogo bom é um jogo bonito.

Al Bello | Remote Possibilities

Al Bello goes inside an American football game with the GoPro Hero 3+ camera.

Who We Are | Michael Heiman

Michael Heiman is responsible for the operations of major global sports events and our sports editors in North America. Also a big fan of pina coladas...

European Sports Pictures of the Month | April 2014

Chosen by a panel of photographers and editors, here are the Top 10 European Sports Pictures of April 2014. Vote for your favorite!

Clive Brunskill | Shooting with Pepsi

Clive Brunskill brings us behind the scenes as he shoots the latest Pepsi campaign with some of the world's biggest football stars.

Alex Livesey features on BT Sport

Alex Livesey, a Getty Images Sports Photographer, discusses his favourite pictures and the stories behind them on BT Sport.

Bryn Lennon Photographs Paris-Roubaix 2014

Bryn Lennon is a sports photographer for Getty Images specialising in covering competitive cycling. He shares his experiences covering the Paris-Roubaix, one of cycling's oldest races.

My First Masters

A Veteran Photographer becomes an Augusta Rookie

The Royal Tour 2014 | Hello Sydney!

Photographer Ryan Pierse recalls the moment the Royal couple touched down in Sydney to begin the Australian leg of the Royal Tour.

UCI Cycling World Tour | From the Velo Collection

Enjoy the best photos to date from the UCI World Tour in the Velo Collection

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Bruce Bennett Celebrates his 5000th Hockey Game!

Bruce Bennett celebrates shooting his 5000th hockey game by looking back at his career and picking his Top 10 images.

Shining Moments

The incredible images from college basketball's biggest weekend...

Competition | Calling Female Photographers!

Getty Images is teaming up with Team SCA in a competition aimed at empowering women to become professional photographers.

European Sports Pictures of the Month | March 2014

Chosen by a panel of photographers and editors, here are the top 10 European Sports Pictures from March 2014. Vote for your favorite!

Inside The Favela Communities Of Rio De Janeiro

Life inside the favela communities of Rio De Janeiro with photographer Mario Tama.

Master Class | Competition Winners

We've selected the top five winners in our Master Class | Shooting Winter Sports competition. Check out the winners and all the entries.

Bruce Captures Hockey With Infrared Camera

Sports photographer Bruce Bennett decided to shoot two NHL games using an infrared camera and the results are stunning.

Bryn Lennon wins Sports Photographer of the Year Award

Bryn Lennon has scooped the prestigious ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ award while Laurence Griffiths picked up the award for Sport Picture of the Year at the annual Sports Journalist Association awards in London. 

Baseball Down Under

On March 22nd and 23rd, the storied Sydney Cricket Ground will host Major League Baseball’s 2014 Opening Series. Cameron Spencer discusses his excitement to capture the sport for the first time in Australia.

Photographers Favourite Photos | Cheltenham Festival

Getty Images sport photographers, Alan Crowhurst, Richard Heathcote, Mike Hewitt and Andrew Redington have each picked out their favourite images from the four days of racing and give a little detail into how they got these pictures.

Indoor Athletics Championships

Sports Photographer Julian Finney discusses his favourite shots from the Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland.

Sochi 2014 | Through the Getty Images lens

Experience the passion, expertise and dedication that brings you the most comprehensive Olympic coverage.

SXSW | Al Bello: Face to Face with the Biggest Names in Sports

Al Bello, Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in North America, delivers an informative and inspiring talk about the defining moments of his career.

SXSW | Adam Pretty | The Unifying Language of Sport

"Photography is the universal language, no matter where you live."

SXSW | Where have YOU been?

Show us how you’ve explored SXSW, from backstage to burritos, and you could walk away with a copy of 2013 Year In Focus

NEW Embed lets you share tens of millions of images

New embedded viewer will provide easy, legal access to Getty Images imagery for non-commercial use. Try it out here.

Cameron Spencer | #mygettyoffice

Our photographers use the tag #mygettyoffice on Instagram to show us where in the world they are. Cameron Spencer discusses his office in the Sochi slopes.

SXSW | Adam Pretty talks about the international language of sport

Find out where and when Adam Pretty will be holding his talk 'Local Foreigner' at SXSW.

In Profile: Hannah Peters

Hannah Peters is a staff sports photographer for Getty Images specialising in winter sports, paralympic sports and multisport competitions.

European Sports Pictures of the Month | February 2014

Chosen by a panel of photographers and editors, here are the top 10 European Sports Pictures from February 2014. Vote for your favorite:

Year In Focus 2013

A stunning celebration of our most compelling editorial images throughout the year, the Year In Focus 2013 is now exclusively available in 7 languages on iBooks.

Getty Images Top 20 Pictures From Sochi 2014

Enjoy a look back at the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 23

"One of the most compelling aspects of the game is the one-on-one matchups that occur."

Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 20

"You feel like you are part of the action and can easily see just how close together these riders are"

Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 21

Today's picture shows just how smooth and fast these skaters are!

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