World class athletes eat huge meals to provide their bodies with fuel during training (you might have heard that swimmer Michael Phelps gobbles down 12,000 calories every day while training). Reuters photographer Umit Bektas recently decided to do a photo project exploring this fact by shooting studio portraits of Turkish Olympic athletes posing next to tables laden with their daily meal intakes.
Bektas offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the project over on the Reuters blog. You can find a slideshow containing all the images here.
What an Olympian eats [Reuters Photographers Blog]
Image credits: Photographs by Umit Bektas/Reuters