Bolt, pictured with bolt
You may have already seen this image as it apparently went viral on media sites and twitter. However it is certainly worth a second viewing.
Shot by Agence France Presse photographer Olivier Morin, who managed to capture victorious Usain Bolt crossing the finish line at the same time as a lightning bolt illuminated the Moscow sky.
The photo was taken with the final remote control camera out of five set up on the edge of the field, this one back behind the finish line.
Olivier Morin was counting on getting a shot of the winner coming through, arms in the air, with the stadium as the background.
Usain Bolt won the race, crossing the finish line with no visible display of emotion. Olivier Morin says: “I nevertheless pressed the remote control button to set off the cameras’ triggers.”
Olivier Morin, now 47 and an AFP photojournalist since the age of 20, is currently based out of Milan and is one of the agency’s sport specialists.
Boasting a network of some 500 photographer, AFP releases more than 3,000 photos every day, and is known for its expert photo coverage.
AFP’s image bank includes 40 partners who enrich its offer, with more than 23 million images.
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