2012 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize

World Aquatics Championships

Photographer

Adam Pretty

Getty Images

27 July, 2011

Michael Phelps of the United States, Takeshi Matsuda of Japan, and Chen Yin of China compete in the Men’s 200-meter Butterfly final, at the World Aquatics Championships, in Shanghai, China, on 27 July.

About the photographer

Adam Pretty

Adam Pretty began his career at the Sydney Morning Herald in 1997 as a news photographer. His desire to specialize in sport saw him move to Getty Images in 1998. While with Getty...

Background story

Michael Phelps of the United States, Takeshi Matsuda of Japan, and Chen Yin of China compete in the Men’s 200-meter Butterfly final, at the World Aquatics Championships, in Shanghai, China, on 27 July. Phelps won gold, Matsuda silver, and Chen came in fourth.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1250 sec
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
1600
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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