There is often an element of risk in sports photography: flying baseballs, out-of-control cars, or in this case, a crashing skier. Swiss Skier Lara Gut slid into Photographer Sean Haffey during her second run in the giant slalom in a scary collision at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Thankfully, both skier and photographer emerged from the collision uninjured, and even more impressively, Haffey managed to capture the awesome shot below as Gut slid toward him.
It's a bit hard to tell from the video, but it appears Haffey was shooting with a Canon 1D X Mark II and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens, making for a potentially very costly repair bill. It looks like the camera gear avoided the actual collision, but it did slam into the side of the slope as Haffey came tumbling back down, but thankfully, like everyone involved in the crash, it too emerged unscathed. Haffey and Gut both checked on each other before Gut then left down the hill and Haffey continued shooting. Gut has also said that she's completely fine and will be ready to compete in her subsequent events.