Many of the high energy and acrobatic events at the Sochi Winter Olympics happened at huge speed, with twists and turns blending into one movement. Blink and you’ll miss the fractions of seconds that separate many of the top riders.
This speed, however, has prompted the likes of the BBC and The New York Times to produce stunning composite images of some of the ski and snowboard events (click through any of the images to view larger).
Austrian Alpine Skier Marcel Hirscher clearing a gate
Canadian Snowboarder Mark McMorris landing two triple corks
Some creative and fantastic photography all round.