The Rio Olympics may be over, but it provided some fantastic images among the drama. So much so that I couldn’t let it pass without showing you some of the incredible images that were captured. I’ll be putting up a post soon on dramatic sporting moments, but I wanted to do one first on the more stylish photographs taken. How much of the Olympics did you see? What was your favourite sport to watch?
Matthias Hangst (Getty Images) captures the seemingly poetic art that happens when Aldo Montano of Italy fought Fares Ferjani of Tunisia.
The incredible backdrop of Rio can be seen in the Windsurfers RSX Womens race taken by Bernat Armangue (AP).
Rebeca Andrade of Brazil really does fly through the air, as seen by Alex Livesey at Getty Images
The background was sensational when Great Britain’s Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow were in the men’s 10m synchro diving competition at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Tom Jenkins for the Guardian does the honours.
Sergei Illnitsky (EP) used a slow exposure effect when photographing France’s Lauren Rembi and Emes Szasz of Hungary in the women’s épée individual semi-final.
Tom Daley’s elegant grace when diving off the 10m platfrom as photographed by Francois-Xavier Marit (Getty Images).
David Ramos (Getty Images) shows us a deliberately artistic interpretation of the Women’s Omnium.
The water may have been filthy but Kevin Lamarque (Reuters) was still able to take such a great image of some male open water swimmers.