02/19/2013 04:19 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2013

Best Sports Photos Of 2013

If a picture is truly worth a thousand words then these collected images speak volumes about the wide world of sports in 2013.

With their compelling combination of power, grace, conflict and emotion, sporting events provide photographers with a subject matter unlike any other. From a helmet-loosening tackle in a football game to the balletic grace of a figure skater, here is a selection of the most memoriable sports photographs from 2013.

Please check back as we'll be updating this collection throughout the year.

Best 2013 Sports Photos