Behind the Lens: Ezra Shaw

The veteran sports photographer's powerful images of Michael Phelps, the Tour de France and more.

In his 13 years as a staff photographer for Getty, Ezra Shaw has documented the world’s most epic sporting events — from the Olympic Games to the Super Bowl to the World Series. His human-interest features have ranged from a 500-mile wheelchair race across Alaska to a bike race that crossed 580 kilometres of the Simpson Desert in Australia. Here, he shares the stories behind a few of his favorite shots.