The incredible pictures that helped Al Bello win Sports Photographer of the Year

At the 2016 Picture of the Year International Awards, Getty photographer Al Bello was named Sports Photographer of the Year.

Bello is a photographer we are very familiar with here at Business Insider, often using his incredible pictures to help tell our stories.

In announcing the award, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute presented 30 of Bello’s best photographs from the past year as examples of why he won the award. Those photos are below.

Hennert Mayorga of Nicaragua competes in the Triathlon during the Pan Am Games.

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The start of the Belmont Stakes.

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Chris Algieri's face is contorted by a punch thrown by Amir Khan.

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Eric Decker (R.) and Ryan Fitzpatrick celebrate a win over the New England Patriots.

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Alex Rodriguez celebrates after the New York Yankees clinched a playoff berth.

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UCLA takes on North Carolina at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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The New York Giants walk out onto the field.

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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost receives a Gatorade bath after clinching the World Series championship.

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DeMarco Murray runs against the New York Giants.

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Sara Errani of Italy serves during the US Open.

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Roger Federer returns a shot against Novak Djokovic at the US Open.

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Jason McClintock of Canada competes during the Pan Am Games.

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The water jump during the Men's steeplechase at the Pan Am Games.

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The men's volleyball final during the Pan Am Games.

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Manny Pacquiao poses during his weigh in prior to the fight against Floyd Mayweather.

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Tyrone Smith of Bermuda competes in the long jump at the Pan Am Games.

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USA and Canada during the gold medal baseball game at the Pan Am Games.

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American Pharoah during a bath prior to the Belmont Stakes.

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Dominique Bouchard of Canada prepares for the start of an event at the Pan Am Games.

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Canada celebrates the gold medal-winning run at the Pan Am Games.

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Juliana Paula Dos Santos of Brazil after winning the 5000-meter final at the Pan Am Games.

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Carolina Colorado of Columbia during a backstroke heat at the Pan Am Games.

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Ivan Garcia and Jose Ruvalcaba of Mexico during the synchronised diving event at the Pan Am Games.

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The Venezuelan team competes in the synchronised swimming at the Pan Am Games.

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Team USA training for the synchronised diving event at the Pan am Games.

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Light heavyweight boxer Marcus Browne trains at a gym.

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High school wrestlers compete in Times Square.

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Erin Mielzynski of Canada during the Alpine World Ski Championships.

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Florian Eisath of Italy during the Alpine World Ski Championships.

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Rolanda Bell of Panama during the steeplechase at the Adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City.

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