Well, photography is such a talent and not everyone can be a good photographer. Especially those photos are mind-blowing whose timings are perfect. One of the difficult photography is of sports but here are some amazing captures which had been captured by photographers and the timing is perfect too. It’s always good to see some good moments which definitely make you smile.
1. Dancing with the ball
We’re not really sure what is going on in this picture, is she dancing or is she playing tennis? Maybe she was trying to do both at the same time and it just did not work out as great as she thought it would. Her hand-eye coordination at this moment was clearly off. We wonder if she won the match after this. We can probably guess she at least lost that point.
2. About to Crash
This field hockey play was captured about half a second before both players collided into the ground and into each other. The face of desperation on the player in the front shows exactly how determined she is to keep the ball in play, despite the fact that she is very obviously ‘going down.’ Unfortunately for her, the face she is making when this photo got captured looks more like she’s about to vomit.
3. Amazing Acrobats
These women are probably some of the strongest you could ever meet, using their power as athletes to hold each other into the weirdest and wonderful positions. Look at the woman on top, who has to use her balance and core strength to stay exactly still, as well as the one in the middle who is so immensely flexible! The woman on the bottom looks like she has it easy, but she is holding up both of her fellow acrobats!
5. Please make it
The look on this gymnast’s face says everything you need to know about how she is feeling right now. Is she going to make the gym horse? Is she going to go flying over it? Or maybe she’s just really, really concentrating. Either way, the photographer managed to capture this at the perfect time – just purely for her seriously worried facial expression. We would quite like to see the photos taken after, to see if she did go flying over the top.
This is Brandi Chastain in 1999, one of her happiest moments, after scoring her winning goal in the 1999 World Cup. She looks ecstatic and this is the most perfectly timed picture as she had no time to think about the cameras- her immediate reaction, which was amazing, was caught straight on camera and she can treasure this memory for life.
8. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt!
This Ultimate Fighting Championship photo is one of the best perfectly timed photos we have ever seen. Just as one fighter connects his kick, the photographer snaps this… And we can see what happens to someone’s body when they get a hard shunt like this. The skin has rippled across the fighter’s back in a kind of ‘slow-mo slap’ way. We have a feeling that kick probably hurt like heck. Just look at how sweaty they are, too!
Rugby is basically the British version of American Football, with a lot less padding and protective gear. It can get a bit rough during a rugby match, especially when everyone bundles on top of each other to get the ball. However, this player is taking it all in his stride and poking his head out from everyone else as if to say “Hiya!!” Either he’s a comedy genius or he just really needs to be able to breathe.
13. Super Dad!
In this photo, you can see the exact moment that Shaun Cunningham was saved from a baseball bat by his dad! The guy in front is also trying his best to catch the bat, which was being swung by Danny Ortiz at a Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Atlanta Brave. The reaction time must have been super fast, and the dad doesn’t even look like he is fazed! What a great dad, with awesome reflexes, and we’re so glad someone managed to catch it on camera!
17. Decapitated Gymnast
This is a famous gymnast from Venezuela, called Katherine Coronel. She is known for her gymnastic routines, known as eurythmics. She is clearly an incredibly flexible gymnast, and with the help of a great camera and incredible timing, this photo was born! Gymnasts can practice as much as 20 hours per day, and from a young age, helping them hone their flexibility and natural ability to wow the crowds with their routines.
21. Ice Skating Twirl
Here is another pair of athletes who fit together like a two-piece puzzle. Fiona Zaldua and Dmitry Sukhanov are Russian figure skaters, and here they are shown in an almost impossible looking pose, as they move effortlessly on the ice, with Fiona being held up only by her ankle, ad Dmitry uses incredible strength to move on the ice. They must trust each other implicitly, and be totally in sync to pull off this trick.