"Waterpolo Warriors" by Adam Pretty
Waterpolo is one of the most physically demanding team sports played in the World Swimming Championships or the Olympics. Athletes are constantly under attack fighting for the ball or to keep their head above water and scarcely have a moment to recover whether in attack or defence. I wanted to illustrate how demanding the sport was, by concentrating on capturing it from underwater where the majority of the sometimes brutal physical exchanges happen, away from the eyes of both referees. The action was captured here during the premier Waterpolo event held as part of the Budapest 2017 World Swimming Championships.