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: