While the Olympics draw in eyes from all around the world, there is something special about the perspective of the photographer.

Iconic images are distributed via social and traditional media throughout the world for viewers to enjoy after they’re spotted by women and men lugging about 50 kilograms of camera equipment, jostling for position in unruly photo pits, and getting the timing just right with no room for error. They only get one moment to capture greatness.

At Olympic.ca we had the privilege of sharing photos by Mark Blinch, David Jackson and Jason Ransom during the Games, they also posted their Rio 2016 perspective on their personal Instagram accounts. Their photo captions reflect their own views on their personal account and may not represent the editorial position of Olympic.ca. Here’s a look:

Kids play #football on the #ipanema #beach ahead of the #olympics in #riodejaneiro #brazil #brasil

A photo posted by Mark Blinch (@mblinch) on

@kirstenflipkens of #Belgium kisses the #olympic rings after beating @venuswilliams in #rio2016 #tennis

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

@leomack1 in competition at the #rio2016 #olympic games follow our athletes at @teamcanada @fencingcanadaescrime

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

@rosewooxx in competition at #rio2016 #olympics #multipleexposure #gymnastics @cdngymnastics @canoncanada

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

@ellieblack_ gets some air time on the beam #rio2016 #olympics @cdngymnastics @teamcanada #gymnastics

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

Team Canada's women's eights blast away from the dock, Lagoa Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A photo posted by david jackson (@davidjackson__) on

Multiple exposure #fencing at the #olympics in #riodejaneiro #rio2016

A photo posted by Mark Blinch (@mblinch) on

@teamcanada's Erin Teschuk leaps the water fence during the women's 3000m #steeplechase in #rio2016 #olympics @erin.teschuk

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

@teamcanada's #andredegrasse celebrates his bronze medal in the #100m at #rio2016 #olympics

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

@teamcanada's @jennabel91 cuts into the water during a dive in the 3m springboard #rio2016 #olympics #diving #teamcanada

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

Keep your eye on this beauty today, decathlete @damian.warner – going for gold! #rio2016 #olympics #teamcanada

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on

#hurdle heats at the #Olympics in #riodejaneiro #rio2016 #trackandfield

A photo posted by Mark Blinch (@mblinch) on

@teamcanada Tory Nyhaug competes in the #BMX seeding at the #Olympics in #riodejaneiro #rio2016 #Teamcanada

A photo posted by Mark Blinch (@mblinch) on

@ddrouin10 holds a #canadian flag full of messages from well wishers following his #goldmedal win in #rio2016 #olympics

A photo posted by Jason Ransom (@jasonransomphoto) on