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Water hydroplaning over the head of champion swimmer Tyler Clary.

When a great photographer captures a star athlete

This is an image of Olympic Gold champion Tyler Clary. It was taken by world class photographer Adam Pretty.

If you are wondering how incredible images like these are shot, Nick Stubbs from All Things Photography explains: “Amazing photos like this one were more than likely a screen grab from video footage or a photo pulled from a Nikon D4 or similar shooting at 10 frames per second.” This isn’t as easy as it sounds, as the photographer has to be at the right place at the right time and to have the right settings on his camera.

Here’s another of Adam Pretty’s outstanding images:

Swimmers coming off the block.

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