Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 20

"You feel like you are part of the action and can easily see just how close together these riders are"

Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 19

The longer shutter speed gives a better feel for the high speed at which Alena Zavarzina is traveling down the course and the lens flare from the sun backlighting adds to the artistic drama.

Sochi 2014: Getty Images Picture of the Day - Feb 10

"It’s very rare in an event like slalom to be able to capture the three medalists reacting to their achievements – all at the same time, in the same picture."