The May Bumps is one of the most visually exciting events in the University of Cambridge's calendar. Unlike the annual Boat Race that pits Oxford and Cambridge's boat crews against each other in one decisive race, the May Bumps takes place over four days as each college's boats battle each other to advance further up the river. Here are some of my favourite images from the afternoon I spent taking pictures on the river Cam.
Spectators line the Cam:
The corners see lots of excitement as boats try to cut inside each other to bump:
More corner action:
A victorious crew claim their trophies from the banks of the river:
Why use a telephoto for sports photography when you've got a superwide lens in your camera bag?
The start of each race can be very congested:
One of Selwyn's boats heads up the river for the start of their race:
Selwyn row home victorious:
Bumping on the corner: