Timing is everything when it comes to photography – the greatest photos can┬ácome 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.