2015 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

The Beckham Catch


Al Bello

Getty Images

23 November, 2014

Odell Beckham of the New York Giants makes a one-handed touchdown catch, in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at the MetLife Stadium, on 23 November. He made the catch, despite pass interference, while diving backwards with full extension of his right hand using only three fingers. Leading footballers dubbed it the ‘catch of the year’, and Beckham’s jersey from the match was later put on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

About the photographer

Al Bello

Al Bello graduated with a liberal arts degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989. In March of 1990, he worked as darkroom manager for The Ring boxing magazine...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
Focal length
100.0 mm
Canon EOS-1D X

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