Perfectly Timed Sports Photos The Cameraman Never Expected

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 15 photos were taken at the perfect moment to make you laugh, cry and wince.


Sometimes it just goes wrong, you’re pushing for gold so you think let’s try something wild and reverse roles, unfortunately sometimes it just doesn’t pay off and you end up like this.

In The Face


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.