SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20:  (L-R) Andreas Schauer of Germany (yellow bib) and Didrik Bastian Juell of Norway (blue bib) compete during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross 1/8 Finals on day 13 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

"One of the most exciting events in the latter part of the Olympics is the Ski Cross. Four riders head down a hill through myriad turns and jumps all at the same time. They have to get to the bottom of the hill as quickly as possible while navigating the course and avoiding collisions with each other.  In this photo you feel like you are part of the action and can easily see just how close together these riders are as they explode off a jump early in the run.”

About Cameron Spencer

Award-winning Getty Images Photographer Cameron Spencer joined Getty Images in 2002 and frequently shoots national and international sports events. He’s covered the U.S. Open, Australian Open, Formula One, World Swimming Championships The Ashes and numerous Olympic games. Based in Sydney, Australia, Cameron was named the 2010 Australian Sports Photographer of the Year at the AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards and 2011 Sports Photojournalist of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.

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