Timing is everything when it comes to photography – the greatest photos can come from waiting around for hours or just a spur of the moment.
It’s always fun to see photos of athletes caught in the moment, as they put so much strain on their bodies that their passion shows through their facial expressions.
But what does it look like when it all goes wrong? The following 34 photos were taken at the perfect moment to make you laugh, cry and wince.
This photo has it all – a hero and a wise lesson to learn. The man swoops in to protect the little boy’s face from being walloped with a baseball bat while teaching anyone who sits next to the batter’s box at a baseball game that you’re at risk. Always keep your head up, because one minute you might be on your phone and the next you’re waking up in a hospital.
We’ve all had that itch we just can’t scratch. Unfortunately, this player decided to tackle his on tv.
Yeehaw cowboy! The cowboy might have been flung off of the bull’s back, but that’s not the only thing he’s got to worry about. It looks as though he might land on his neck, and even if he doesn’t, he got an angry bull charging at him to escape from.
Rivalry is no laughing matter for a lot of fans – this man in particular. When a White Sox player jumped to catch the ball, this fan took it as an opportunity to interrupt the outfielder’s catch with a solid punch to the face.
Synchronised swimming takes a lot of coordination and flexibility – but we didn’t know that you had to literally step on your team members to get to the top.
They say “those that dare, succeed” and this bad ass shot of a wake boarder at pretty much 90 degrees proves that he’s a fearless champion. He looks calm in the face of danger, despite being just inches away from the waters surface.