2014 Photo Contest, Sports Action, 2nd prize

The America's Cup: From Land, Sea & Air


Ezra Shaw

Getty Images

07 September, 2013

A bushfire burns on the outskirts of San Francisco, as yachts race during the America’s Cup.

The 34th America’s Cup was held in San Francisco Bay in September. Oracle Team USA had to defend their title against challengers Emirates Team New Zealand. A team needs to win a total of nine races to secure the cup. By the eleventh day of the contest, the New Zealand team, skippered by Dean Barker, led 8-1. Skippered by James Spithill, Oracle Team then staged an extraordinary comeback, winning eight races in a row to beat the New Zealanders and retain the cup.

About the photographer

Ezra Shaw

Ezra Shaw has been working for Getty Images as staff photographer for more than 15 years. He began his career assisting many Sports Illustrated photographers in both London and N...

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70.0 mm
Canon EOS-1D X

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